TEFL Volunteer Program in Nicaragua
This exclusive ITA 3-4 week volunteer program to teach English in Leon, Nicaragua to local street children & orphans provides a unique opportunity to ITA students & graduates. It provides valuable teaching experience while living in the heart of Central America and making a meaningful difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate.
Proyecto Barrilete is an after-school program for orphans and unfortunate children in the neighborhood of Guadalupe, León. These children come here to eat lunch, learn, play and receive assistance with their schoolwork. The situation for these children is quite difficult and volunteer teachers must prepare themselves to work in such conditions. Volunteers will receive training with the staff before the first day of volunteering and a reflection session after the first day.
Volunteers will be mainly teaching the older students in the afternoons for a minimum of 4 hours per day but there may be an opportunity to teach the younger children in the mornings. These children need you to provide them with high-quality English lessons and give them an advantage over their peers. As you will quickly see, offering English from native English speakers with a high quality of certification means that these children have an opportunity to “break the cycle” through education.