About the local hosting organizationLocal Children Center in Korea is a facility for the children welfare services. The center provides children a shelter after the regular school and provides them with educational/cultural opportunities as well. Most children in rural area have fewer opportunities to meet foreigners and get a high quality English education compared to the urban area. Also although international marriage is quite common phenomenon in rural area, local residents have lack of understanding for multi-culture. Thus, the children are facing discrimination in the school, cultural and linguistic difficulties. International volunteers can give them chances to interact with foreigners and to understand multi-culture. And English can be a tool to understand Korean local children and interact with them. Big Tree Local Children Center welcomes you to check your own class with your talents and ideas.
About the volunteer work- Teaching English to primary school students and middle school students - Helping farming - Taking care of children while they are in the center
Local accommodationAccommodation: A shared room with other volunteers in Local Children Center Food: Provide ingredient for breakfast and lunch, and meal provided for dinner
About the project locationYeongwol, Gangwon province. It takes 3 hours from Seoul by bus. The center is quite distant from the downtown. However, volunteers can use the shuttle bus from center to downtown.
Extra info about the project1) Essential qualification - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching.(Especially with non-formal methods) - Those who are interested in kids and socialize with them. 2) Preferred qualification - Interest in outdoor activities and farming