Voluntourism: Am I making a difference?
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The building was of an average size for a classroom, it was roughly the same size as the ones that you would find in the UK. Yet this is where the similarities ended. The roof was made of tin; which meant that it was impossible to teach during the Monsoon season. Another major difference was the teaching resources provided; there were no textbooks, no PowerPoint software, and no fancy state of the art interactive whiteboard, just a piece of chalk, a blackboard and my voice (when the rain stopped). The most obvious and challenging difference was the number of students in the classroom - in England this would be a room for a maximum of 20 students, but in Malawi, the country where I spent seven months teaching English and History, there were over 80 students cramped into this tiny space.
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