Summary: We need you to GO TEACH in Sierra Leone next year! We have a critical need for specialized teachers to serve the children at the Children of the Nations (COTN) school in Banta, Sierra Leone. As a Go Teach volunteer with Children of the Nations, you will witness firsthand the challenges and rewards of education in a developing country. We're looking for a elementary reading teacher who can assist our teachers in implementing a reading curriculum. This would be a co-teaching role working alongside a national primary teacher to help implement best teaching practices for reading. Time Commitment: 1 to 2 years. This is a support-raising position - with an in-country stipend. Responsibilities:
- Participate in teaching at COTN schools in a combination of partner teaching, solo teaching, and small group tutoring, depending upon your specific role.
- Conduct staff development meetings with teachers.
- Schedule mentor observations and debriefs with teachers.
- Assist in gathering data and reporting results to the COTN-International office in the United States.
- Prior to traveling, study and understand the Read Well curriculum.
- Depart for Sierra Leone end-August 2016.
- Application due date: July 15, 2016.
- Application Deposit: $300
- Volunteer Commitment: $5995 (This fee covers round-trip airfare, health and evacuation insurance, housing, food, training, communication, and transportation.)
- Monthly stipend will be provided for personal in-country expenses.
- Agree with and sign COTN’s Statement of Faith.
- Bachelor's Degree in education.
- Teaching experience.
- Good communication skills, able to effectively capture and convey ideas and communicate well cross-culturally.
- Experience with and ability to work in flexible cross-cultural environment.
- Patient, humble, teachable spirit.
- Emotionally stable and mature.
- Spiritually mature, honest, and transparent.
- Sensitivity to people.
- Organizational skills.
- Passion for each child to reach his or her fullest potential.
- Commitment to Christ with a servant’s heart.
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 years in Sierra Leone
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Sign COTN's Statement of Faith