Education in the Galapagos, just like anywhere in the world, is an essential part of a child’s life. This project is specifically designed to allow volunteers to work in and alongside the local schools as well as the community to offer English classes. The project aims to empower local students through education providing them with greater opportunities in the future.
What's not Included
The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean and is considered one of the world's leading locations for wildlife viewing. Its isolated landscape is home to a wide range of animal and plant species, many that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Charles Darwin visited the islands in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos' species later inspired his theory of evolution.
Working as a teaching assistant on this project will allow you to engage with learners from all age groups. You may be required to assist classroom teachers in a pre-school, working with children aged 3-5 or help teach English to students in both elementary and high schools. You will also be responsible for implementing some of your own ideas and lesson plans. Depending on your chosen age group your tasks will vary, but may include the following:
- Supporting teaching staff with outside play time with the younger children
- Help with feeding the children breakfast
- Managing and organizing English classes
- Playing games and guiding activities, including games, songs and projects
- Creating and organizing activities to stimulate English practice
Please take note of the project's minimum requirements:
- Basic level of Spanish in order to communicate with fellow workers and children
- A genuine passion for children’s education and their well-being
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team
- Energetic, creative, and enthusiastic nature to stimulate the learning environment