Makikita Quykuway Volunteer Program works together with public schools located in impoverished areas. Makikita volunteers primarily work in the schools teaching English, the language of commerce and tourism in Peru, to the children.
Our volunteers teaching English work with Grades 1-6, teaching 1 or 2 classes per day. Classes range in size. However, on average, you will be working with about 12 students at a time. Our volunteers teach and plan their lessons in pairs, and we have a number of resources in our 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 what material has already been covered. Lessons are mainly taught in Spanish due to the age and level of the students. Therefore, a background in the Spanish 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 or discipline issues that may arise.
All of the students are very excited to learn English. Consequently, the lessons our volunteers lead are always greeted with great enthusiasm. We also encourage volunteers to run ´cultural exchange´ lessons as the students are always very eager 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.