Teach or help with an orphanage in Benin!
ELI works with several schools and orphanages throughout the country of Benin. Interested volunteers and interns have the opportunity to work with a school for children with developmental disabilities teaching lifeskills, a school for the hearing impaired, or various orphanages. Tasks can include everything from English education, to life-skills and job training, to basic physical and occupational therapy. No previous education experience is needed.
Truly become a part of the local community in Benin. It is an incredibly diverse country with a vibrant cultural heritage. Participants stay with local host families, gaining firsthand knowledge of daily West African life and are often invited to community events such as weddings, funerals, and festivals. The program allows time for independent travel, so participants can see what West Africa has to offer. Programs often include trips to Ghana as well.
Benin: Cotonou, Ouidah, Parakou and 2 other cities, Pobe, Porto Novo Show less