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Teaching in Madagascar

  • Placement locations: Moramanga
  • Types of schools: Primary and secondary schools
  • Age of students: 6 - 17
  • Class sizes: 20-40
  • Role: English Teaching Assistant/Teacher
  • Extra-curricular roles: Teaching other subjects like maths, drama, music or physical education
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Price:  
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Volunteer on the Teaching project in Madagacar

Volunteering as a teacher in Madagascar with Projects Abroad is a great way to gain practical work experience while giving back. You do not need to have any formal teaching qualifications, TEFL training or other previous teaching experience to participate. As a volunteer, you will have a positive impact on the lives of the children you teach, whether you are a gap year student, career breaker, or simply looking for a meaningful way to contribute during a holiday period.

Volunteers are needed to help support children, improve literacy levels, and give them the skills and education they need to build a sustainable future.

The official languages in Madagascar are French and Malagasy, so your main role as an English or French teacher will be to help children build on their reading, writing, and comprehension abilities. You will also be able to teach a variety of other subjects.

Teaching Placements in Madagascar with Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad volunteers work in primary and secondary schools in Moramanga. Your exact role in the classroom will depend on your level of experience and confidence. You may be assisting the local teacher, working with small groups on conversational English, or you could be asked to take the whole lesson.

Local staff are eager for you to get involved in teaching other subjects and organising extra-curricular activities. Depending on your skills and interests, you could teach subjects such as maths, drama, music, physical education, and more. Please let us know if you are interested in any particular areas.

As a volunteer on the Teaching project, the impact you have on the lives of the children you work with will reach beyond your time at the placement. You will also be part of a much wider volunteer network, which is making a hugely positive contribution to the communities in which we work.

Whatever talents or skills you have, teaching in Madagascar will give you the opportunity to put them to good use and make a difference. You can be creative with your teaching to make learning fun. Engaging the children through the use of games and songs will help to make them excited to learn.

You can join a Teaching project in Madagascar for two weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Madagascar Teaching Management Plan.

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