English Alive Academy
English Alive Academy is located in Nazareth, Ethiopia. We provide high-quality full-day education in one of the poorest regions of the world, because education is the key to the future of the poor children.
In a country where 77.8 % of the population live on below $2 a day, there is an enormous need for a high quality subsidized education which enables all pupils to reach their own potential, regardless of ability. All of our pupil’s families live on below $2 a day, with 75% surviving on one meal a day.
English Alive Academy currently has two local schools, and is working to open a third. We are funded solely through private donations and sponsorships.
We run a foreign volunteer programme for the teaching of English to both pupils and teachers and to model current educational methodologies in the classrooms. To date, we have had 29 volunteers from worldwide locations.
Costs & Benefits
Volunteers work team teaching with the local teachers from 8 am to 3.30 pm with a break in the morning and an hour for lunch. The focus is primarily upon the teaching of English through a range of activities.
All lesson plans are provided (with their also being the freedom to develop and extend the plans) and if volunteers are interested then English lessons for the teachers can be arranged after the school day.
We do not charge administration fees (although volunteers are welcome to make a donation to the school in lieu).
We offer sharing housing for females at a cost of approximately 17 pounds per week which includes all meals.
The same charge is made for males, although due to the cultural norms males are expected to rent a room at the local guest house at a cost of approximately 5 pounds per night.
Volunteers need to have a very high level of English skills both written and spoken.
Participants need to be over 21years of age due to the hardship and difficulties living in Nazret entail.
Location: Addis Ababa - ETHIOPIA
Average cost per day: £5
Skills needed: Over 21 years of age and high level of English skills written and spoken