Teaching, Social Work and Administration in Primary Schools, High Schools and Vocational Institutions.
Featured Projects: SA Special Needs School
The education programme is where STAESA branches out of Africa and provides assistance in South Asia, as well.
STAESA's education programme provides a great opportunity to work very closely with primary schools, high schools and vocational institutions. The programme allows volunteers to get direct contact with children to share their knowledge and make an impact in the kids’ lives. Often, volunteers are placed with a host family living very close to the school. Volunteers are given a curriculum to study before they are allowed to teach, offering the children consistency and the volunteers structure. There is always a mentor who comes around to the class to help and make sure teaching methods are properly followed by the volunteer. STAESA’s teaching programme is run in both rural and urban areas.
The education programme is particularly popular with volunteers as it's one of the quickest ways to put smiles on children's faces - the cultures in Africa and Asia ensure the kids are keen to learn and knowing that they're learning is a great reason to smile and celebrate.
Activities may include:
In most countries, the average size of a class is around 30 students., with ages ranging from 6 to 23 years.
While not required, volunteers are encouraged to perform some fundraising activities before their arrival at the school. Bringing some donations of books, sports kits and writing materials would be greatly appreciated by the teachers and children alike.
Special needs trained teachers are very welcome to teach in any country, but STAESA operates a school for physically and mentally challenged children based in Cape Town.
Your application is read thoroughly by your country coordinator. We encourage everyone to apply since our infrastructure can handle many more participants. We want more people to walk away with a great African experience, so we look forward to reading all your applications.
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If we accept your application, you will be notified via email and will be asked to pay the $75 processing fee as soon as possible to ensure that we can reserve your placement. The deposit is not part of your programme fee. The entire programme fee should be paid before your arrival in Africa. Our preferred method of payment is wire transfer to our bank account in South Africa.