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United Welfare Society·Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

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Quality Education - Target 4.2

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English

These are the locally spoken languages that you’ll have to know.
Project
The project aims to contribute to SDG #4.2 by providing and opening space for quality education for small children from smaller towns and villages, ensuring educational and social opportunities from introductory learning about different cultures to creating friendly ties with people from minorities and with foreigners.
This project contributes to,
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Quality Education - Target 4.2

By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education

Role

About the job and it’s activities

About

Working hours

Monday to Friday, - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Project Activities

  • Week 1
    Team space , understanding the project and finalizing the 42 day plan
    Explanation on how to manage and engage with project beneficiaries .
    Arrival, introduction to the team and integration with other volunteers.
    Incoming preparation seminar.
    Introduction to materials and detailed explanation of the order of work.
    Onboarding space with NGOs representatives to understand current scenario and beneficiaries needs.
  • Week 2
    Departure from the hosting city and visitation of the first 2 villages, first contacts and sessions with kids.
    Engaging teamwork activities with students through Language games & activities , story telling ,singing , solving puzzles , mini dramas, dialogues , watching films , news reading, tp conversations etc.
    Teaching English at schools and nurseries
    Practical exercising of volunteers to organize games and activities with children (e.g. facepainting, multilanguage memo games, singing songs and chants, etc.).
    Possibility of admiring and visiting the nearby area.
    Collection of beneficiaries data (from now on semi-weekly).
    Practical introduction to the system of work in the project.
  • Week 3
    Organizing and presenting sessions about foreign cultures, e.g. reading foreign books.
    Collect and analyse data from beneficiaries.
    Possibility of exploring the area for volunteers.
    Taking care of and playing with children, creating games (e.g. red light green light, musical chair) and friendly atmosphere.
    Visiting new villages and children with a frequency of about 2 villages per week, taking care of buses and environment.
    Conducting debates, competitions at schools
    Conducting conversation classes
    Conducting activities including computer assisted teaching , mini presentations, vocabulary competitions, morning essembly , maintaing wall papers ,notice boards, exhibitions, establishing simple rules in schools.
    Organizing English language classes for children based on play (e.g. songs, color play, number rhymes).
  • Week 4
    Assisting school leavers to develop their English language skills through activities.
    Visiting next 2 villages, in the meantime taking care of buses and environment.
    Taking care of and playing with children (e.g. plays from different cultures), creating games and friendly atmosphere, e.g. doing storytelling .
    Organizing English or own foreign language classes for children based on play.
    Organizing and presenting sessions about foreign cultures, e.g. creating artworks and crafts about different cultures .
    Collect and analyse data from beneficiaries.
    Possibility of exploring the area for volunteers.
    Collaborating with teachers in conducting skill development activities/sessions for students.
  • Week 5
    Collect and analyse data from beneficiaries.
    Possibility of exploring the area for volunteers.
    Organizing and presenting sessions about foreign cultures, e.g. cooking or making specific food.
    Organizing foreign languages classes for children, e.g. about cooking and safety.
    Taking care of and playing with children, creating games and friendly atmosphere.
    Visiting another 2 villages and children from there, in the meanwhile taking care of buses and environment.
    Research and planning out the event/workshop
  • Week 6
    Return to the hosting city and discussing feedback (staying there for 1-3 days).
    Analyse data to determinate outcome results.
    Build final project report and presented to AIESEC members and partner representatives.
    Executing the event / workshop planned.
    Farewell
    Organization and participation in the great closing festival.
    Organization and participation in the goodbye party for volunteers.

Process

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Impact the world for the better by contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals

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