Only 480€ per week!
Join the education project and enlighten the lives of innocent children by bringing out the best in them!
Our education project is located in Tarrafal which is a small town in the northwest of Cape Verde, along with a Cobalt Blue Sea and lovely beaches. You will be teaching conversational English and other related subjects depending on the necessity of the children in this town, in order to help them do well in their education.
With interaction within the participants and the community children, the goal is to prepare children for their future careers with an addition of English proficiency and a global perspective added by participants from all over the world. There are 30 children in kindergarten and 260 students in primary school, with 130 of them being young girls. There are only 5 people involved in addressing the needs of such a vast pool of children in Kindergarten and Primary School.
When considering the social background of this town, the mothers mostly have to raise their children alone and have to work hard. So there isn’t much of caretaking and attention for the children’s education. The men are either abroad or work as fishermen or are living in other areas working as labourers. A lot of kids live with neighbours or their grandmothers. A household in Cape Verde has an average of 4 children; rich families have two and poorer families generally have more children. It is not unusual for children to change their place of residence within the extended families.
Cape Verde has a history of economic issues, especially droughts that occur from time to time; on the other hand, and also shows a strong social structure in bonds between family members.
Participants would get a unique opportunity to interact with the children in building a global community in the future generations of the stakeholders in addressing various challenges that are global in nature.
Note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Minimum age: –
Maximum age: –
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
For participants below 18, parental consent is required and for participants above 65, medical clearance is required.
No specific equipment necessary. But you are more than welcome to bring stationery or other useful educational materials for children.
You will be accommodated in one of our houses in Tarrafal.
You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) on single gender basis. The bathroom is shared and western toilets are available.
The meals will contain a mix of local and other types of Western food.
There are ATMs, mini marts, some shops and restaurants available in the city center.
No scheduled activities outside the program.
From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.
Name: Republic of Cabo Verde
Population: 525,000 (2015)
Language: Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole
Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo
Time zone: CVT (UTC-1)
The beautiful islands of the Cape Verde were initially uninhabited until it was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century. The country flourished during the 16th and the 17th centuries due to the Atlantic slave trade. But with the decline of the slave trade in the 19th century, the country experienced an economic crisis. Yet the location of the island made it survive as it became a significant commercial center in the 19th century as the location was perfect for re-supply of the ships. In the present day context, the economy of the country is mostly relying on the services provided by the country targeting the growing tourism industry.
Cape Verde has a mild climate compared to the mainland of Africa with an average high temperature of about 26 °C during February and 31 °C in September. The country has an irregular rain pattern in the months between August and October and it is in September that the country experiences its maximum rainfall. The country can boast about the rich vegetation and the forests that provides a rainforest habitat although the close proximity to the Sahara is makes most islands with no mountains mostly dry. The islands as initially were isolated, the existence of a number of endemic species mostly the birds and reptiles can be seen although the existence is threatened by the human developments.
As the country was discovered by the Portuguese, the culture is immensely influenced by them as the rural Portuguese practices are displayed in the social and cultural patterns of the country. The closeness to the church activities and the football games act as way of interaction between the locals and entertainment.
The cuisine of the country reflects the island life as most of the time the dishes contain fish, rice and corn which are easily available. Apart from these potatoes, manioc, kale, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, are the food that are available all year around. The country also has a number of delicious tropical fruits such as bananas and papayas all year around unlike mangoes and avocados which are seasonal fruits.
For travelling within the islands, the most famous transportation is the minibuses which are known as “Yasi” which can accommodate around 12 to 14 passengers. In addition, the modified pickup truck and the cabs which are sometimes covered provide the transport facilities for shorter distances and in rural areas.
Taxis can mostly be found in the cities of Praia and Assomada, and they have unique colored taxis in these two cities, where taxis painted in beige are based in Praia and the taxis painted in white are based in Assomada. The taxis sometimes have a meter fixed to it although they hardly use it as the rates which are usually accepted are cheaper than the ones the metered taxis would count.
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