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ALCS Gracias

You will be assisting with the teaching of a variety of age groups, supporting the students to improve their English. The school is part of the Vida Abundante School and is located on the edge of the stunning Celaque National Park. 

Your Project

Gracias is a small municipality in Western Honduras. Founded in 1536 it is one of the oldest cities in the country. Gracias is the capital of the Lempira Department with a population of around 16,000. Located at the bottom of the majestic Cerro Las Minas mountain and filled with architectural charm.  

Abundant Life Christian School (ALCS) in Gracias was founded as an outreach to some of the poorest students in the country. The school is a fee-paying school however many Honduran parents strive for their children to gain a bilingual education to increase the personal development of the students and job opportunities that may be available to them in the future.  

You will be mainly involved in primary teaching and will teach a range of classes with the main focus on improving the students English. You may also be asked to tutor some of the older students at secondary level. You will follow textbooks and all lessons (apart from Spanish and Social Studies) are taught in English. There will be other western volunteers working at the school (mostly from the US) and the staff are well-tuned to the needs of volunteers, so you will have plenty of support at your project.  

As Vida Abundante is a Christian organisation, you would be required to be sympathetic to the aims and objectives of the organisation and Christian values and may be asked to take part in Bible classes and morning prayer although you do not need to be a practicing Christian. The hiking opportunities in and around La Unión are endless. 

Accommodation

You will live in a small house close to your project and a short drive from Gracias town. You will have your own individual bedroom, kitchen and outdoor area. Volunteers do all of their cooking with an abundance of fresh food available in the local area.  

Your living allowance provided by Project Trust will cover your daily living costs. 

Important Information

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