You will be teaching English at a Middle School in the rural village of Ndianda. It is a small village of around 6,000 people comprised of a large diaspora community.
Ndianda is located 6km inland from the Petite Côte of Senegal and is a 10minute drive away from the nearest town of Joal-Fadiouth. It has a remarkably rural feel despite its proximity to larger towns. The village has a number of basic traditional shops and locals grow fresh fruit and vegetables. Volunteers often enjoy walking to the surrounding fields at sundown to watch the sun hide behind the many baobab and palm trees. Unlike the majority of Senegal whose primary language is Wolof, locals in Ndianda speak Serer. The village has a high percentage of Christians as a result of a nearby missionary settlement. However, it is still predominately Muslim.
CEM Ndianda is located on the eastern side of the village and has around 500 students. It is a middle school for students from 12-19, students follow the French education model comprising of 4years; 6eme, 5eme, 4eme and 3eme. Class sizes vary from 40-65.
Volunteers’ main role is to teach additional English lessons to each class. Senegalese students only begin learning English in middle school so you will be supporting students to learn basic/intermediate English. As well as teaching their own classes, volunteers also help with writing and marking English tests and manage an English and French library. There is also the opportunity to get involved in extracurricular activities such as Art and Drama.
You will live in a shared house with four families. Volunteers will share a bedroom between themselves and share a toilet with one other family. You will have electricity, running water and mobile service.
Your living allowance provided by Project Trust will cover your daily living costs.
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