Teaching Volunteers in Sri Lanka are needed as the present education system in Sri Lanka faces several major challenges related to poor quality, mismatch of curriculum with existing labour market demands, lack of training for school teachers and inefficient administration.
Not only is there limited government expenditure on education, but also factors like lack of clear national/state educational policy, un-planned policy changes done by the political leaders from regime to regime, politicisation of recruiting procedures of school teachers and administrative staff, and lack of proper teacher training, has led to lack of quality education.
The biggest problem in terms of education in Sri Lanka is the lack of English amongst the marginally poor. English is extremely important given that Sri Lanka is emerging as a hot bed for tourism.
Sri Lanka has also been experiencing high dropout rates, low participation in education and poor attendance, especially in the secondary and tertiary levels, poor performance in mathematics and science, unequal distribution of resources among schools – mainly rural and urban areas. Volunteers on the English teaching program will be working in local primary schools and kindergartens assisting both teachers and students alike.
No prior teaching experience is necessary on this Teaching Volunteer in Sri Lanka Program. All age groups can apply. This is ideal for gap year students, family volunteers or anyone who enjoys working with children.
What is involved
Teaching Volunteers in Sri Lanka involves assisting in local primary and secondary schools as well as community centres. This program supports several schools in the Galle area that need volunteers. Children are extremely keen to learn and this makes it all the more worthwhile. The aim of our teaching volunteer in Sri Lanka project is to lay a good foundation for students English skills. As a volunteer you will assist the teacher or even conduct teaching sessions independently.
As we work with multiple schools and community centres we will allocate you based on needs so you get a rewarding experience. Teaching involves basic alphabet, numeracy, grammar & creative activities. Whilst school English curriculum and books are given to you we will expect you to come up with creative lesson plans. There is WiFi at home so you can always search for fun teaching ideas online and be guided by the local teachers.
You will be volunteering Monday to Friday spread out between morning and afternoon sessions. Expect to work with age groups from 4 years to 16 years. Whilst the knowledge you impart will benefit the children on a practical level, most of our volunteers will agree that nothing is more beneficial than the love and attention that you give them.
If you love to work with children and you want to gain international experience with hands on training, this volunteering project in Sri Lanka will add an edge to your CV, advance your career and broaden your horizons for personal growth and development. With ample free time on evenings and at weekends, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to travel and sightsee around Sri Lanka.
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