Teacher training in Madagascar

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Train as an English teacher in the heart of Nosy Be Island to work in a humanitarian organization. You thus acquire real practical skills, but also theoretical skills through online modules to be carried out before the field training. You will work in a primary school with the children of the region, and will learn a new culture, a new way of life by rubbing shoulders with them on a daily basis. Also learn about the different issues facing the community, especially in rural areas.

Local developer
Project Coordinator
Early Childhood Educator
Facilitator - Educator

IN SHORT

Nosy Be

 24  
weeks

Fluent English

Description of the program

Start your career in an organization by teaching English abroad to work in a humanitarian organization. The school is located in Nosy Be, next to Lokobe National Park. It is the last tropical forest on the island, and the formation also seeks to have a positive impact on its preservation.

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Every morning you will assist the local teachers following a short walk to get to the primary school.

How to assist teachers? Participants must prepare different lessons and lesson plans, in order to best help primary school students in learning English mainly, as well as other subjects. The evenings are devoted to assisting the forest rangers of Lokobe, to give English lessons on the conservation of the environment.

French remains a language that you will practice, since it is widely spoken within the region. But you will have the chance to learn the local dialect, the Sakalava dialect otherwise called Malagasy. The country's history is complex, as is the cultural mix; this will be an opportunity to get to know this historical and cultural network! Also take the opportunity to visit the nearby forest, as well as the beach, during your free time to get a closer look at the critically endangered sea turtles.

Like all of our training courses for working in humanitarian NGOs , this project in Madagascar allows you to benefit from a complete learning process, while having a positive and lasting impact on local communities.

 

This project is part of the so-called career training:

This vocational training program is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months. Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.

The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you to help you in the best possible way in the resolution of these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs, for which you will be eligible thanks to your professional training.

Remote projects included in professional training will be carried out AFTER having carried out the mission in the field.

If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.

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Conditions on the job guarantee

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YOUR IMPACT

 

All of our programs have short, medium, and long term goals that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Having you work in a humanitarian NGO allows us to report on our collaborative impact around the world in a simplified way, by measuring these objectives 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.

Madagascar hosts an important diversity of natural landscapes, as well as a wide variety of endemic and unique species. There are many opportunities to develop eco-tourism, responsible tourism on the island, which represents an area that is both protected and valuable due to its great biodiversity. We therefore help professionals and organizations on site to improve their level of English, so that they ultimately achieve their objectives of economic development and above all, environmental preservation.

 

Conversation workshops with forest rangers and other adults:

The local structure works in collaboration with the forest guards, and seeks to improve their English by setting up conservation workshops. This allows them to communicate in English with the various tourists who come to visit the park, or in their communication, they can form an international community in order to protect the park and nature as well as possible. It also allows them to communicate with a greater number of organizations and academics specializing in the field of nature protection. The Environmental Conservation English Workshops are also open to other local adults who want to improve their level as well.

 

Support for educators and elementary school students:

You will assist elementary school educators in teaching students ages 6-11, to increase their English literacy skills and eventually work in a humanitarian organization. This age represents an important stage in a child's development, and learning English from this young age increases the possibilities of future employment.

Host organization

Our partner sits on the International Commission on Sustainable Tourism of the United Nations.
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All these volunteering initiatives and projects are carried out by experts in collaboration with the local population and 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.

Strong points

Learn key skills for teaching primary school students in a formal setting
Find out how to adapt your teaching style by leading informal conversational English lessons for adults
Support from a Career Coach
Access to Job Board