Many children in Jamaica grow up with undiagnosed learning difficulties and developmental or behavioral disorders. Specialized academic support and better identification resources make a huge difference to the lives of young people facing these challenges.
Volunteers work at a local primary school with children, mostly aged between 8-10, who need more support in the classroom. By addressing their individual differences and needs, volunteers can help students get the assistance they require.
The aim is to ensure all students are engaged in the school curriculum and continuing to develop. Volunteers assist local staff and can either be teaching groups of students or providing individualized learning opportunities, such as help with reading and writing.
This project is well suited to compassionate, patient and caring volunteers. Although you will be working closely with the local placement staff, it’s important that you have relevant experience working in special education.
Please note that during school exams and holidays (early January, April, July - August, and late December), this project closes temporarily. Volunteers will need to choose another project to support if you can only travel in these times. Animal Care, Business and Community Development are available year-round, or volunteers can assist in a local summer camp for children between July and August.Apply now