poetry with bite – is an organisation for performance poetry and the
spoken word organising masterclasses, workshops and development events to help performance poets develop their work. The site also includes resources.
Africa & Asia Venture‘s project offers exposure to and experience of both ‘first’ and developing world China. Starting with a four-week home-stay and Mandarin course in the affluent city of Hangzhou you will then move to The Thousand Island Lakes area where you will be teaching English to impoverished children.
Not just gap years, China and teaching!
AV also offer Art, Drama, Music and Dance; Community work; and Sports coaching as volunteering and summer projects in India, Nepal, Thailand, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
Or maybe you’re thinking of taking a gap year? Whether you’re interested in sports coaching, drama/music/dance, teaching or community work you’ll gain some skills plus have some time for adventure and travel!
Africa & Asia Venture (AV) is a not-for-profit social enterprise based in the UK that manages volunteering programs in the developing world for those aged 18-25.
International Citizen Service (ICS) , a volunteering programme for UK 18-25 year olds, gives you the chance to work with local volunteers on sustainable projects in communities that need it most. You’ll also get a great addition to your CV and increase your employability when applying for a graduate job.