At Panimacoc Primary School in Tecpan, students often start working on their family farm at 4am and are often pulled out of school for days or weeks at a time to assist with income generation. English language skills are an important asset for these students to end the cycle of poverty, but instructors often struggle with pronunciation and knowledge of the language. Through engaging activities and age-appropriate English lessons, volunteers help students improve their language abilities, promote creativity through arts projects, and support with the individual attention of struggling students.
Volunteer work takes place each weekday morning for 4-5 hours, and Cultural & Learning Activities are provided most afternoons. These activities provide unique insights into the local community and culture, and include language lessons, reflection sessions, excursions to local points of interest, guest speakers, cooking lessons, and dance classes, among others. Volunteers have free time available most evenings and all weekends to explore the local community and country.