Volunteer in Senegal with Childcare and Development Program - from just $22 per day!

Company : Love Volunteers
Activities: Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / NGO / Summer Volunteer Programs / Orphanage Work / Care Work
Country: Senegal
Location : Dakar
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 500 to 1500 $ Dollars (US)

Want to help improve the lives of Senegalese children? This program is for you!

The aim of this childcare program is to support children from families who were affected by genocide and those from some of Rwanda’s poorest families. Early childhood education levels are very low for Rwanda, with a severe lack of teachers. In the town of Rwamagana, Love Volunteer’s partner agency developed the early education facility after seeing a huge need through their own work with local families and through discussions with local leaders and community groups. It was apparent that the community needed an early childhood education facility to help their young develop to their full potential. Early childhood education is essential to establish a solid base of learning for children. The children start in the nursery at the age of 3 years.  There is a large number of children in the local area who have not had a chance to go to nursery school, so there is a mixture of ages in each class form 3 to 6 years. More classrooms are being built to form a primary school. Many children in Rwamagana are missing out on the basics which is detrimental to their educational future. This program aims to offer a caring educational foundation for children to learn and thrive. There are a lot of group activities and free play. Volunteers are desperately needed to assist and teach these wonderful children. 

Goals of this Project:

  • Establish a wonderful new early childhood education program for disadvantaged children
  • Teach and interact with children and supply a solid educational base for them
  • Improve the future prospects of some of Rwanda’s most impoverished children, and help them to break the poverty cycle
  • Expose volunteers and children to different people and cultures

Start Dates

This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Volunteers can choose to participate for periods ranging from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. Longer stays can be arranged directly with the local team, but will be subject to availability and individual visa conditions.

Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

Requirements

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to assist in the development of Rwanda's next generation. While this highly rewarding project does not require participants to have a background in the field of childcare, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Ideally, volunteers on this project will have at least a basic knowledge of the local language in order to communicate effectively with staff and students, though this is not a pre-requisite. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

Emergency contact
Police check

Booking / Enquiry

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