Due to recent instability in Bangladesh, we've decided to delay the launch of our programmes in this country indefinitely.

In the meantime, please consider our exciting and long-established programmes in Sri Lanka and Nepal, or get in touch to find out more about projects we offer in a wide range of other destinations.

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Teaching Project in Bangladesh

UPDATE: Bangladesh Programmes Closed until further notice

  • Placement locations: Dhaka
  • Types of schools: Primary and secondary 
  • Role: English teacher or teaching assistant
  • Extra-curricular roles: Teaching other subjects like maths, drama, music or physical education
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From two weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

The Bangladesh Government acknowledges the importance of education as a way to improve future prospects for children. Despite the advancement towards universal education and gender equality, over three million children do not attend school and the country has one of the lowest literacy rates in South Asia.

The learning strategy and late introduction to the English language makes it very difficult for students in Bangladesh to improve their language skills. Therefore, Teaching volunteers are needed to help some of the poorest children in the world build on their English reading, writing and comprehension abilities.

Volunteer Teaching placements in Dhaka

A Projects Abroad Teaching volunteer helps teach a young boy arithmetic at a school in Bangladesh

Projects Abroad volunteers work in primary and secondary schools that follow a general education system. The exact role in the classroom will depend on the volunteer’s level of experience and confidence. They may assist the local English teacher, work with small groups on conversational English, or they could be asked to take the whole lesson.

The role of the Teaching volunteer is to motivate the students to acquire confidence if they make mistakes while learning English. Volunteers will also be able to encourage students to practise English with them inside and outside of the classroom. They may also help the local teachers by introducing new learning methods.

Volunteers will also be able to teach a variety of other subjects including maths, science, art, drama, music and physical education, depending on their interests. Facilities in the schools are often basic, so volunteers may find themselves with little more than a blackboard and a piece of chalk. Even in these surroundings, they may be surprised at how quickly they make progress.

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