Program Details

TeachPTY offers a new way to get to know a country by submerging yourself in it and helping a community by sharing places and cultures they would otherwise very unlikely discover, through the introduction of a tool as valuable as a language.
Los Santos, Panama
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Work Types:
Children, Education
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months

Program Overview

Program Description:

TeachPTY : Empowering through education.

TeachPTY is an English-teaching after-school program that aims to bring together international volunteers with third grade students from Pedasi, Panama. Its goal is to improve English language education in elementary public schools in Panama, while enabling cross-cultural awareness.

The TeachPTY methodology follows Panama's Ministry of Education (Meduca) guidelines and is intended to complement its syllabus. Its added value is to adapt Meduca's syllabus to make it more interactive and fun for students, while making it easy for volunteers to follow the program.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to bond with the community and experience the authentic Panamanian way of living. They will be expected to teach approximately 8-10 hours per week and will be encouraged to explore Panama during their free time. TeachPTY provides volunteers the opportunity to stay in a safe, home-like environment, while having a positive impact in the community.

The program targets young professionals, college students, and recently graduated individuals who want an unforgettable experience while giving back.

Help us build a better community by teaching English in Panama. We consider English to be the optimal exchange and educational language in the world today. Offering English to fourth graders, TeachPTY will help their integration into an ever-changing multicultural society, improve their chances for a higher education and break future barriers for business development and cultural exchange in international markets.

Setting Description:
TeachPTY is located in Avenida Central Pedasí, Corregimiento de Pedasí, Distrito de Pedasí, Provincia de Los Santos, Panamá , Rep. de Panamá.
Volunteer’s fee depends on number of weeks volunteering and benefits chosen within the program. Volunteers are welcome to join for any length of time. The fees will be prorated accordingly to the length of stay. Program Duration: Minimum 2 weeks. USD. Program Includes: - Full Accommodation - Meals during teaching days (Monday thru Thursday) - Transportation: Airport / Pedasi (Round trip) - Interactive English syllabus (Teaching materials included) - A look into Pedasi town - Assistance in setting up your weekend trips to explore Panama (Friday to Sunday) - Pre-trip and project preparations, communications, and all email/phone support - Free Wi-Fi access

Additional Program Information

Qualifications: - Volunteers with the age range between 18-50 yrs old. - Native English speaker or qualified via our Skype interview . - Flexible, creative, resourceful. - Hard working and motivated!! - Spanish language skills are not required but always a plus!!

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