- Learn about the customs and traditions of our Amazon communities while you teach German!
- Enjoy working surrounded by pure nature!
- Visit indigenous communities, caves, streams of crystalline waters, a boiling river and more!
- Explore the Amazon jungle in your free time!
- Grab your tent and let´s explore the jungle during our weekend camps!
This is a new program as part of our alliance with the Austrian - German Cultural Association, ´Die Lustigen Jungen´ from Codo del Pozuzo, Puerto Inca, Huanuco. This community has a combination of historical customs from Austria and southern Germany as well as Amazonian influence. Therefore a culture exchange can be beneficial for both sides. We believe that by preventing the youth of this community from losing the German language of their ancestors, they will be able to keep their culture alive.
Once these young people have the basic knowledge of the German language, another of the projects that we have in mind to work in the future with this community is to send these young people to different volunteer programs in Germany.
We are looking for native German-speaking volunteers who have the ability to create different teaching strategies such as, playing games, singing, storytelling, acting and other activities. The focus should be on developing curiosity about other cultures and to experience language as a communication tool and part of a culture.
Volunteers can also design workshops for kids or adults such as football matches, arts and crafts, environmental education, drama and so on. The idea is to connect the new language abilities with positive emotions.
Volunteers could build teaching materials such as posters, cards and games with vocabularies to subject or writing down songs, rhymes and so on for other volunteers.
We will teach German to three groups for 3 days a week. The first group are children between the ages of 6 and 9. The second group are children aged 10 to 14 years old. The third group are 15 years of age and older.
Volunteers help teaching up to 15 hours a week.
Typical Day – German Program
On a typical day, volunteers prepare their class in advance by following a schedule with the topics to be taught. Classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Children ages 6-9 and 10-14 begin class in separate groups at 4:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Then the Adults come at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Volunteers must be native German speakers.