Pre School Workers
The curious young minds of pre-schooler’s are very receptive to new ideas and languages! Our volunteers who work in the pre-schools (each island has one, which is normally privately owned), usually the priority is to give them a good basic knowledge of the English language to prepare them for Grad one mainstream school.
The idea here though, is to keep learning fun, and use a variety of educational games and interactive activities for the children, whilst teaching them the elementary skills they need.
Arts and crafts, singing and nursery rhymes can all be used in a motivational environment. These programs are excellent for younger volunteers with an excellent command of the English language, but who don’t have specific experience. Enthusiasm and a flexible attitude are required for these posts!
It would be beneficial to do some online research before you come, and if you’d like to implement the use of arts and crafts to teach, try to bring any materials to assist you with this, as the pre-schools rarely have a budget for materials – and what you need may not even be available in the Maldives!