Volunteering at a Colombian school is a great way to combine traveling abroad and gain some teaching experience. Poor infrastructure and flooding can often prevent young people from going to school for many months at a time. As a teaching volunteer in Colombia, you'll give children who don't have access to education a chance to learn.
Volunteers who support a program in this field provide maybe the greatest impact on those who need it most. Quality education is the key to the positive development of a community.
As a volunteer in education, you might teach local children a variety of school subjects such as
- reading and writing
- games and sports
The younger children do not speak English, so it will be necessary for you to communicate with them in Spanish.
Another project you can participate in is a project supporting Youth Centers which offer after-school support and activities for children in their community to provide them with a safe place to stay and learn English.