TEACH Reading in Sierra Leone!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


11992 Clear Creek Road NWSilverdale, WA 98383


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.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • 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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 years in Sierra Leone
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Sign COTN's Statement of Faith

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