Program Details

Overview

This program combines Teach English with unique East Malaysian Cultural Experience. Kuching, capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, is a bustling, diverse city of old colonial buildings and modern towers. Along its Sarawak River waterfront are food vendors, shophouses selling handicrafts and an esplanade with views of 19th-century landmarks: The Astana, former palace of the White Rajahs, and Fort Margherita, built to thwart pirates.

This kindergarten assistance project provides local children, ages 4 to 5, with the chance to learn English in a fun and informal way through educational games and activities. The children are mainly from poor villages near Kuching, and their opportunities are limited. Learning English from native speakers at a young age provides them with a vital foundation from which they can build their language skills in the future, opening their doors to greater opportunities. 

Aims & Objectives

The aims & objectives is to get familiar with the local cultures and customs before commencement of your community engagement project to help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future.

Program Description

This program will give you an overview of Kucing and multicultural East Malaysia experience. On the first day of the Week 1 will explore the historical town of Kuching. Followed by local language, cooking, art handcraft lesson and cycling tour during the week where you can get first hand East Malaysian Cultural Experience. You will be going for Teaching Program in Week 2.

Typical Day

Week 1

Monday Enjoy a tour of Kuching in the morning followed by your Malaysia Program Orientation in the afternoon. This is a day full of useful information about the East Malaysian Cultural program while also familiarizing yourself with the local area and amenities

Tuesday  You will be taken on a cycling tour around villages in Kuching.This is followed by Bahasa language lessons in the afternoon which will help you with basic daily conversations

Wednesday Start the day with Semenggoh Wildlife Park to observe Orangutans, critically endangered on the Red List.  Followed by learning how to make traditional handicraft, this is a great chance to make yourself an authentic souvenir to remember your time in Malaysia

Thursday You will be taken on a tour around local Churches, Mosques and Temples to gain an insight into the diverse cultures which lives harmoniously in Kuching.

Friday Spend the day cooking authentic East Malaysian Food.

Saturday & Sunday Free Day

Week 2 

Monday - Friday 

Your typical day starts from 8:30 am and finish at 1:00 pm. You will be teaching at the basic school for 3 - 4 hours, breaks in between and lunch hour in the early afternoon. You will leave the school each day at around 1:05 -1:15 in the afternoon.

Starting Dates

Every Monday, we recommend to arrive on the Sunday prior to the start day

Minimum Duration (week)

Min: 2 week, Max: 2 week

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements
Minimum age: 17
Maximum age: -
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: On Signup
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements
No additional requirements.

What is included:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation, dorm or hostel
  • Meals, Monday - Friday breakfast & lunch, Saturday & Sunday breakfast only 12 meals per week. 
  • Transportation
  • 24/7 in country emergency support
  • dedicated project coordinator
  • Activities in the itinerary Monday - Friday

What"s excluded:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Airport drop-off at conclusion of the project
  • Visa fee
  • Spending money for addtional activities
  • Dinner
Location and Arrival Airport

Malaysia - Sarawak, Kuching

Arrival Airport: Kuching International Airport

Pickup Point: Kuching International Airport Arrival Hall

Country Info

Malaysia consists of two parts which could hardly be any more different and are separated from each other by the South China Sea. While the mainland is a multicultural place that has been moderately developed Borneo will make you feel like you are in the middle of the wilderness. Nonetheless its jungles are stunning and will most likely excite you if you are at all interested in becoming a wildlife conservation volunteer in Malaysia. From highly developed Kuala Lumpur which is home to one of the tallest building in the world to the countryside there is a great amount of travel or volunteer opportunities in Malaysia which are waiting for you.

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Teach English with East Malaysian Culture Experience

Community

Malaysia

 

From 11 Nov 2018 To 24 Nov 2018

379.00 per person

 
 
Guests
Kids