Start working abroad as an English teacher, and travel to the unique rainforest of Nosy Be Island. You will gain professional experience teaching elementary school children in a formal setting, and you will also teach adults in a more informal setting with this NGO internship in Madagascar.
During your internship, you will learn a great deal about the challenges of education in rural areas, and the importance of communication in achieving research goals.
Start teaching English abroad by participating in this NGO internship in Madagascar. You will be based on the island of Nosy Be, right next to the Lokobe National Park, the last remaining tropical forest on the island. In the mornings, you will take a short walk to get closer to the rural communities to assist the local teachers with their elementary school classes.
You will work with them to prepare lesson plans and other resources to help students learn English and other subjects. In the evenings, you will work near our base to help the Lokobe rangers teach conversational English.
This internship offers you the opportunity to gain experience supporting a wide range of learners in a variety of settings. This means that you will be able to learn a wide range of useful teaching skills. You will be able to assist the teachers on site, lead group classes and tutor students. Like all of our humanitarian internship programsthe project in Madagascar allows you to gain university credits while having a positive and sustainable impact on the local community.
Throughout your NGO internship in Madagascar, you will practice your French, widely spoken in the region, and learn the Sakalava dialect of the local language, Malagasy. The country is historically and culturally complex and you will have the opportunity to learn about its diverse and distinct cultures. In addition, you can visit the rainforest and the nearby beach during your free time. You can observe lemurs and sea turtles, which are in critical danger of extinction.
All of our programs have short, medium, and long term goals that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This allows us to report on our collaborative impact around the world in a simplified way, measuring those goals to which we make a substantial contribution. In addition, it will help our local partners and communities to measure and visualise their contribution to these sustainability goals.
Upon arrival at the NGO internship location in Madagascar, you will be briefed on the history of the UN's SDGs. You will learn about your specific workplace goals, long, medium and short term goals, and details on how your personal short term commitment contributes to these global goals.
Our goal is to educate you on local and global issues so that you continue to act as active global citizens after your program, helping to fulfill our mission of building a global network of people united by their passion to make a difference.
With an abundance of diverse natural landscapes, a variety of unique and endemic species and a diversity of distinct cultures, there are many opportunities to develop ethical and responsible ecotourism and cultural tourism throughout Madagascar, including on the island of Nosy Be where we are based. The country's truly unique biodiversity also makes it a valuable protected area. Our work on Nosy Be includes helping local organisations and professionals improve their English skills so that they can better achieve their economic development and conservation goals.
We are based on the edge of Lokobe National Park and work with rangers to improve their English skills through conversation workshops. This skill helps them achieve their conservation and professional development goals. By communicating in good English with park visitors or in their marketing materials, they can build a larger international community of people invested in their conservation work. It also allows them to communicate with a wider range of conservation organisations and academics. In addition to forest rangers, our conservation English workshops are open to other adults from the surrounding communities who are looking to improve their skills.
We are also working with several primary school educators in the communities surrounding Lokobe National Park to help them expand their English language literacy resources for their students, ages 6-11. This age is a key developmental stage in language learning, and helping students develop their English skills at this age has many professional and academic benefits. This opens up greater employment and educational opportunities for them in the future, and you contribute to this by participating in the NGO internship in Madagascar.
Our NGO is in collaboration with the local population and the national governments. All projects follow medium and long term objectives defined with local partners and respecting the United Nations sustainable development goals.
As a non-profit organisation, our volunteer projects are completely transparent. Participants' contributions are used to cover project planning (reconnaissance, team recruitment and logistical support), direct field costs (transportation, lodging, staff meals) and finally to support the project itself. Without the physical and financial help of the volunteers, this project would not have been possible.