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Recruiting Organization: The Pharo Foundation

The Pharo Foundation (hereafter the '’Foundation") is a privately funded entrepreneurial organisation that runs philanthropic programs as well as for-profit Social Ventures. The Foundation’s vision is an economically vibrant Africa and the mission is to achieve that vision by investing in Africa’s human and physical capital with a strong focus on job creation. The Foundation was established in 2011 as a non-profit based in the UK. Since, the Foundation made a strategic shift to directly design and implement its own programs in order to ensure greater engagement with communities, better results and increased accountability. The key themes for the philanthropic side of the Foundation are education, health, water and agriculture. The education program is one of the largest programs the Foundation runs in Somaliland. The Pharo Kindergarten, Pharo Primary and Pharo Secondary schools ensure access to formal and quality education to produce well developed, empowered students and leaders. Please see our website https://www.pharofoundation.org/our-projects/pharo-primary-school/ for more information.

Teacher Volunteer Program The Pharo Teacher Volunteer Program is a one-year teaching program in Somaliland. The mission for our Teacher Volunteer Program is to provide sustainable educational support and contribution to the students to enhance their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development.

We are looking for teachers who are active, patient, motivated, committed and have great communication skills. We want educators that can adapt to a new environment easily and can make great impact in our students. The volunteers will help students with spoken English skills, vocabulary building and grammar and support them build the confidence in speaking the language.

The volunteers will assist the teachers during class lessons and activities. A volunteer might also get involved in teaching other subjects such as Science and Mathematics. We value intelligent, hardworking, adaptable, and open-minded educators.

Memorable Experience

The program is designed so that each volunteer teacher spends three months at each of the three schools rather than spending the whole year in one school. We assure you the experience will be memorable, friendly and welcoming environment in all of our schools. Additionally, teaching at Pharo KG and Pharo Primary will give the volunteer the opportunity to explore the capital city, Hargeisa. Whilst teaching at Pharo Secondary, you will get close to nature and explore the historical town of Sheikh and the spectacular scenery of its mountains.

Volunteer Requirements

  1. A Bachelor's degree in education or related field.
  2. A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in Pre- primary, Primary, Secondary or teacher training college.
  3. Experience of teacher training, teacher coaching, teacher capacity building is desirable.
  4. Ability to demonstrate excellent practice in the classroom
  5. Fluent spoken and written English language skills.
  6. Experience in mentoring or training other teachers.


  1. Accommodation and meals provided.
  2. Airport pickup and drop off.
  3. 24/7 in-country support.
  4. A monthly stipend.
  5. Health Insurance.
  6. Round trip economy flight.
  7. Work visa and governmental fees.

COVID-19 Restrictions for Somaliland

A negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 96 hours before travel, is required for entry into Somaliland. If you do not have this evidence on arrival, then you may have to spend 14 days in quarantine at your own expense in a government approved facility.

Egal International Airport has put in place additional measures to screen passengers arriving into Hargeisa by air, including temperature checks.

Those who displaying symptoms linked to the virus may be transferred to a nearby isolation facility while further tests are carried out.

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Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

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Fee Amount: None

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