INDIA: Teach Underprivileged Children in Schools in Madurai

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 500 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Do you love children and want to make a real difference to their lives? Then teaching English, Music, Drama or other subjects to children in Madurai is the perfect project for you!

Teach in the delightful temple town of Madurai where you'll assist with teaching English, Sports, Computer Science, Drama, Art, Music, Arts & Crafts, or Maths. You'll assist a teacher for up to a week and once you gain confidence and feel comfortable in the classroom, you'll be able to become involved in lesson planning and take classes on your own

Teaching in India is a sheer joy. The children are enthusiastic, polite and eager to learn! We provide you with a Teaching Guide that can help you plan your lessons. This is a completely flexible project; we place you in the most suitable school depending on your specifications and interests.

Our teaching projects are based in nursery, primary and secondary schools in Madurai. Our secondary schools are mainly ‘Matriculation’ schools where it is compulsory that all lessons are taught in English. You will be introduced to the Principal on your first day and they will discuss your teaching programme with you and try to incorporate your own interests and specialities into your teaching schedule.

"The children at the school have been the best thing about my placement. They are polite, courteous and so interested in me and my life in England. They have worked so well in lessons and they treat me like a celebrity! I shall really miss them” (Johanne Steward)

Teaching Drama and other Subjects

If you have some know-how, some initiative and lots of enthusiasm, you can also get involved with teaching DRAMA. You can choose to teach for an hour per day and combine this with teaching English or you can teach this as a full time project.

Teaching art subjects is an excellent way of engaging children’s imaginations and encourages them to communicate with few constraints. What’s more, it is very satisfying to watch their confidence grow as they learn and develop new skills.


You'll live in the volunteer house on Suva and you'll share a bedroom with around 4 other volunteers. Everything and everyone is very friendly! Wifi is available in the public areas.

FOOD: At the Centre you will be provided with three meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week, and breakfast and dinner at weekends.

Breakfast is Western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.

If you'd like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you'd like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we'll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

All year round - you choose your start and finish dates (subject to school holidays).

Costs / Benefits

From £695 for 1 weeks, then £200 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to the Project site,
►Daily transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer to airport.


Minimum age 17. You don't need any qualifications to do this project, just a good love of children and a desire to help them.

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