All our programs in Senegal include free weekend sightseeing.
you can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days
sight seeing which include the safari.
STAESA's teaching program in Senegal provides a great opportunity to work very closely with kindergarten, primary schools and High schools in Dakar, Saint Louis, Ziquinchor and its surrounding villages. The program allows volunteers to get direct contact with the children between the ages of 6 and 23 years to share and impact their lives. Often volunteers are provided with a free accommodation or placed with host family who live very close to the schools. Get closer to children in Senegal to have a great insight into Senegal's culture.
This is very interesting program with lots of fun working with children in Senegal. STAESA’s teaching program in Senegal gets everyone involved including the communities in Senegal. The community needs your services. You will be amazed to see the love in their faces for having you in their community to help their children.
The kids need your love and we need you to join us to make a difference in the lives of these kids in Senegal. Total population in a particular class is 30 to 35 kids. Volunteers are given a curriculum to study before they start to teach. There is always a mentor who comes around the class to help and make sure teaching method are properly followed by the volunteer.
STAESA’s teaching program is run in both rural and urban areas in Senegal. Weekends are always free for the volunteers to travel for sightseeing. Project location very safe, The staff in the school very kind and lovely, The community very welcoming. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
This is the program for you
Other Information and locations!
As a group or individual volunteer together with STAESA you will be helping full time in the school. There is really great need at the school.
The locations of our programs are well picked hence your safety is rest assured. You are in good hands! We are happy to have you on the program to immerse yourself in the unique culture of the people of Senegal. You will be making tremendous impact in the lives the children from the age of 5 to 20 years. The total population of the children in the a particular class is 30 to 35 and above. The program provides an opportunity for you to work directly with the smart and amazing children in the schools.
Dakar - Near the ocean. Its traditional Médina quarter is home to the Grande Mosquée, marked by a towering minaret. The city’s vibrant nightlife is inspired by the local mbalax music.
Ziguinchor - Near Casamance River.
Saint-Louis - Near Saint-Louis Senegal River. It’s known for its colonial architecture. Place Faidherbe has well-preserved buildings, including the Governor’s Palace and the neoclassical cathedral
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. On week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. you can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
1 Teach Basic conversational French/English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring, work on particular skills (e.g Personal hygiene, counting money, math and computer lessons) with student or small group of students, help in the teaching of subjects including life skills and science subjects
2 Tell or read stories related to lessons, help students who need remedial work, help students catch up on missed work, provide help with writing assignments, field trips, help in organizing presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist)
3 Assist in planning other special classroom days.
Other activities: Construction of classrooms block, construction of toilet, construction library and renovation work on the existing classrooms block (fixing windows, fixing doors, floor concreting, painting, art works, electrical works and plumbing works)Helping in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch, helping in the school farm, HIV/AIDS club program, Environmental club and fund raising activities( for school feeding activities, free school uniform and free school sandals
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks minimum and 1y maximum Any requirements? No previous experience
Working hours? Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Name of the airport? Blaise Diagne International Airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Senegal
No worries!! Senegal is known for being a safe country, and while visitors — especially female solo travelers — should take the typical precautions you would when traveling alone, visiting solo here shouldn't present any big problems. The locals are friendly, and robberies and violent crime against tourists are pretty uncommon.
But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
The people of Senegal are very friendly. The citizens are not only friendly but very hospitable. In Africa, they are probably the most polite people. But, there is real poverty in Senegal and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Senegal
The climate of Senegal, a West African country between the Tropic and the Equator, is tropical, with a long dry season (which runs roughly from mid-October to mid-June in the north, and from early November to mid-May in the south) and a rainy season (approximately, from late June to early October in the north, and from late May to late October in the south) due to the African monsoon, which in summer arrives from the south. Hence, in the south, the annual rainfall is more abundant
When to go to onto the program
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Senegal
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.