R.R.U.P. School in Kerala, India, is a small school with a big heart and currently looking for volunteer teachers to help teach English. The children are from low-middle income families, enthusiastic, and ready to learn, and you could be the one to teach them!
Volunteer English teachers are needed for 3 grades (5-7,) teaching each class one 45-55 minute lesson per day, (3 classes/day.) These lessons can be the same for each class, as long as the English level for each lesson is tailored accordingly. Each class is between 10 and 25 students with a low-moderate English level. Teachers have plenty of time to lesson plan, relax, and get to know the students and Indian teachers.
TEFL or TESOL certified or a bachelors in Education is a plus.
No minimum amount of teaching experience required, although some experience working with children in some capacity is necessary
Housing is provided
On site with hot water, WiFi
A local village woman will cook for and assist the volunteers.
Volunteers need only cover the small expense for the food they consume and their travel costs.
The school is open year round, with the exception of April and May. Volunteers are welcome any time except for those two months. Ideally, volunteers could serve for 3 months, however, the duration of service is flexible depending on each specific volunteer.
ID#3733LocationKerala, Kerala, IndiaJob TypeFull TimeContract LengthLess than 6 monthsDate Posted2017-02-16
Accepted TEFL Certifications
120-Hour Bridge Certificate, or Equivalent
Rural Reconstruction Upper Primary (R.R.U.P.) School was established in 1936 in the village of Ullannur in the southern Indian state, Kerala. The school was started as part of a rural development effort headed by the late visionary Sri. M.K.Varghese, the first graduate from that village. R.R.U.P. began as a vocational school with students learning trades such as bee keeping, weaving, poultry farming, book binding, carpentry, and agriculture, to name a few. Following the Second World War, the school shifted to a more traditional education system and remains that way today. R.R.U.P. is a private school with a current student body of about 50-60 students from low-middle income families. Unlike schools that charge tuition, R.R.U.P. is free for students to attend, but because of this, it is not an English medium school, which is why the need for volunteer English teachers is high. In today’s global economy, to obtain a job outside of their small village, a good grasp of the English language is a necessity for the students. The students’ primary language is Malayalam and their English level is low to medium, but they are well-behaved, respectful, and extremely eager to learn. Come join the welcoming Indian teachers at R.R.U.P. and help make a difference in these children’s lives!