Lattitude Blog

Making a difference in Vanuatu

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 12:02 pm on February 03,2016
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Country: Vanuatu Role: Teacher

When we (my volunteering partner Joisan and I) arrived in Walaha we were overwhelmed and enormously daunted by the prospect of teaching the 50 students (aged 7 – 13) that had been delegated to us.

At the outset, the children were all very shy which made it difficult to understand their knowledge and academic level. After a while, it became apparent that many of them had very little understanding of English and struggled to put it into practice. As a result, we decided to ditch the (obsolete) curriculum and start right from the beginning.  

And we did.

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Teaching ‘Down Under’ in Vietnam

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 10:01 am on January 28,2016
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Country: Vietnam Role: Teacher

Lattitude volunteer Bella mixes it up in English class in Vietnam and teaches her students the alternative Australian national anthem, Down Under by Men at Work.

Teaching on Ovalau Island in Fiji

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 11:01 am on January 13,2016
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Country: Fiji Role: Teacher

Lattitude volunteers Maddy, Cassie and Rachel talk about their teaching placements on Ovalau Island in Fiji and share some great tips about how to make the most of your own volunteering experience.

Hokey Pokey across the world

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 09:12 am on December 23,2015
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Great video of Lattitude volunteers teaching the infamous Hokey Pokey at their placements in Africa, Asia and the Pacific!

Excitement abounds at camp in Canada

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 10:12 am on December 11,2015
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Country: Canada Role: Outdoor Activities Instructor

Lattitude volunteers Peirce & Stella talk about their exciting placement at a YWCA camp in Canada.  Fun activities like high ropes courses, zip lines and climbing walls are the order of the day with lots of enthusiastic campers!

Exciting gap year in the UK

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 11:12 am on December 03,2015
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Country: UK Role: Outdoor Activities Instructor

Sophie had an amazing gap year in the UK last year with Lattitude, leading fun outdoor activities at camp with a great team of new mates and exploring the wonders of the UK and Europe! http://www.lattitude.org.au/where-can-i-go/united-kingdom

Hosting Lattitude volunteers in Japan

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 01:11 pm on November 30,2015
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Country: Japan Role: Medical Assistant

Kana looks after the Lattitude volunteers on placement as Medical Assistants in Iizuka Hospital in Japan.  Our volunteers are greatly appreciated for their assistance within the hospital and in supporting staff with their English skills.  And they have the unique chance of attending sports competitions and other events and experiencing life as a local in Japan!

Fiji, my island home

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 09:11 am on November 18,2015
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Country: Fiji Role: Teacher

“Madam, what’s that?” a young student asked me, her brown eyes were wide with curiosity.  “Oh, it’s paint,” I replied, surprised that something I grew up with in Australia was such a strange concept to her. I knew at that moment that this experience was going to impact me; I just never knew how significant it would be.

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Happy English class in Vietnam

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 03:11 pm on November 04,2015
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Country: Vietnam Role: Teacher

Here’s some very happy students in Vietnam and they really like to show it, as lead by Lattitude volunteer Daisy!
www.lattitude.org.au/where-can-i-go/vietnam

Exciting gap year at camp in Canada

  • Posted by Lattitude Australia at 03:10 pm on October 29,2015
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Country: Canada Role: Outdoor Activities Instructor

My Lattitude placement in Canada is at Kamp Kiwanis, which is located approximately 30km west of Calgary in Alberta. Kamp Kiwanis has three seasons; spring and fall that involves the same program, and summer which is different.

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