We are looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for education to work at our school project in a rural region in the Andes in southern Peru, about 10 hours by bus from the city of Arequipa.
As a support teacher you will work alongside a local teacher at our partner school, Colegio Honofre Benavides in the town of Tomepampa, Cotahuasi Canyon. This is a state primary and secondary school with approximately 250 students. Tomepampa is in a beautiful location in the spectacular Cotahuasi canyon. However, this is a remote and underprivileged region, which is why volunteer support is really appreciated.
Volunteer responsibilities include:
- Support in primary classes
- Support in secondary classes (particularly in English classes)
- After school English help
- Getting involved in mini projects as appropriate to the needs of the school and the community
We are working alongside the school to help students expand their options and become more active in their own communities. International teachers can also help to promote inter-cultural awareness and understanding.
We ask that those applying for the position of support teacher dedicate a minimum of one month. This is a fantastic opportunity to get teaching experience in a completely different cultural setting and to spend some time in a little-visited yet fascinating area of Peru. As this is a remote area where very little English is spoken, it is important that volunteers have at least a lower-intermediate level of Spanish to facilitate communication with students and staff. Please note that due to school holidays, this position is available from March - December only.
Please note that we have a one-time program fee of $200.