WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
You will live and work at the heart of the village community, forming strong bonds with your hosts as you learn more about their way of life and ancient traditions. You will teach the younger members of the community who will be fascinated to learn from someone who comes from a hugely different culture. You can bring a teaching experience that is unique to you, by basing your lessons around your own particular skills and knowledge.
As well as teaching English you may have the opportunity to run basic sports coaching and environmental education lessons, as well as encouraging them to be creative – try an arts and crafts session or a put on a play! Running alongside the teaching element of the project is the community development aspect, which may invlove a range of environmental awareness or reforestation initiatives depending upon the focus of the project at the time of your visit.
Once this phase of the project is over, you will head into the jungle equipped with a new sense of how the people of the region survive so successfully within the untamed rainforest environment. Led by your expert local guides, the trek will take you along little known jungle paths dripping with exotic creepers, strange and delicate flowers, and a plenitude of unusual insects, birds and mammals. Along the way you will be taught survival skills that have been honed and perfected over thousands of years to enable a safe and successful passage through the unforgiving forest – including collecting and processing medicinal plants!
This project is an unmissable chance to learn from those who live in harmony with their natural home – whilst giving something back in the form of invaluable community work.