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What you offer

10h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Social Work

Help the local community.

Teaching Languages

Give language lessons to guests or local community.

Cleaning

Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

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What you get

2
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Private Room

Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Insurance
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The Experience

The Escolinha Itacoatiara is a colored house in a simple quaterhood where just travelers stay and teach to the children of the neighborhood. At the Escolinha you can teach the children the very basics of English or other matter you know like math, painting, Spanish, music, games, sports or ... whatever you think makes sence! Volunteers have to organize their lessons totally by themselves.

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Requirements

  • Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
3 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

14 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

School

Learning & Fun

Brazil

Fiquei uma semana na escolinha e foi uma experiência sensacional! As crianças são muito amorosas e interessadas em aprender, o que deixa o clima da escolinha super leve e agradável. Foi extramente engradecedor poder vivenciar um cotidiano diferente do meu e conviver com outros voluntários muito especiais. Vim embora com vontade de poder ficar muito mais tempo por lá. O Alex foi atencioso conosco e eu super recomendo a experiência. Sem dúvida alguma me acrescentou muito como pessoa e me fez muito feliz nos dias que estive por lá. Vale a pena!!! =)

20 days ago

Spain

It is a completely life-changing experience. The circumstances can be really hard at the beginning, but the learnings and memories you are going to get from your stay at the Escolinha are definitely worthy. The kids are miraculous, always expecting your love and attention. Thank you very much, Alex, for your incredible work and for offering us, the volunteers, this indescribable experience!

8 months ago

Brazil

Great!

The school is great when it comes to passing things that are useful for a successful future for children.

Does the World respect those children?
The truth is that we must at all times be aware that we are in an oppressed region and with people who are very exploited by a cruel system. So requiring a learning from them will never be too much.
We know that children who study in the best private schools in Brazil learn three languages, have theater, swimming, among other things. So our maximum effort is the least we can offer.
I think the Itacoatiara students deserve a chance!

9 months ago

Brazil

A Escolinha Itacoatiara é um desafio desses que nós brasileiros, se quisermos um país radicalmente diferente, devemos assumir. É uma das poucas chances (pelo menos que eu tenha encontrado na região Norte do país) de um viajante assumir um papel transformador e tentar desenvolver um trabalho social. Mas vá preparado para o melhor e o pior. Pense nela também como um investimento em si mesmo: ao descobrir seus limites , ao se sentir desafiado a transpor barreiras físicas e psicológicas -sobretudo para quem vai passar longa estadia- ao procurar bonficações em coisas muito simples. Boa Sorte!

10 months ago

Brazil

I loved the experience, it was surely very different from all of my other trips. The place and the neighbourhood are extremely simple, but I got used to it very fast. The kids are really lovely, although it can be a little messy when there are lots of them. I was a little insecure about how to deal with them, but at the end they are just happy for being there with someone who cares about them. Congratulations to Alex for this beautiful initiative!

12 months ago
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About Escolinha Itacoatiara

Sandra e a galera small
  • Hosted by Alex

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About the host

We hope you can come to the Amazon and stay with us! Accommodation is free, but you pay your food and transport, and also some teaching material as paper if you want to use. You can teach the children from the neighborhood everything you know or like to teach like the very basics of English or Spanish, maths, painting, singing, dancing.... its up to you ;-) Volunteers at the Escolinha have to organize their stay and lessons totally by...

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