Makikita Quykuway Volunteer Program works together with public schools located in poor areas. English language is not included on the Peruvian national curriculum of education and therefore Makikita volunteers teach English, the language of commerce and tourism in Peru, to the children.
Our volunteers that teach English work with Grades 1-6, teaching 1 or 2 classes per day. Classes range in size but you will be working with an average of 12 students. Our volunteers teach and plan their lessons in pairs, and we have a wealth of advisory material in the office to help with lesson planning. In addition, all of our previous English teachers leave summaries of the topics they have taught so that new volunteers know where to pick up from. Lessons are mainly taught in Spanish due to the age and level of the students, therefore a good knowledge of the language is essential. However, the students` class teachers will always stay in the room with you and are on hand to help with any translation problems.
All of the students are very keen to learn English and the lessons our volunteers run are always greeted with great enthusiasm. We also encourage volunteers to run ´cultural exchange´ lessons as the students are always very excited to learn about new countries. We feel that having volunteer from such a vast range of countries provides the students with a fantastic opportunity to learn a little more about different cultures.