Teach for a Year in Namibia

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Volunteers receive a monthly living stipend of 2750 NAD/month, which recoups the initial program cost of $2,490 to them

Published

08/31/2018

Application Deadline

11/01/2018

Address

Windhoek or other varied placements in Namibia
Khomas Region
Namibia

Description

Teach for a Year in Namibia


"You will create a bond with your host country that will last a lifetime, and with your students and teachers. You will learn how much you are able to handle, how to adapt to new situations, and hopefully the native language. Despite the good and the bad, if you are looking for an experience that will push you to discover who you are and what you are made of, do WorldTeach. Even if you don't plan on being a teacher, I would still highly suggest this program. They will teach and train you to be an amazing teacher, you just have to have the guts to try." WorldTeach Volunteer


WorldTeach, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1986 at Harvard, is currently looking for motivated individuals to serve as volunteer teachers in Namibia. Volunteers are full time teachers and have the opportunity to earn a TEFL certificate during their service. Volunteers will serve as an English, health, computer, or mathematics and/or science teacher in a wide range of schools: primary or secondary, rural or urban. In addition to teaching at least one core subject (English, math or science), you will likely have additional elective courses to teach, such as physical education, art, or health.  There are also exciting extracurricular activities outside of the classroom: you will have opportunities to coach sports, start art clubs, develop a school library or a computer room, or establish scholarship funds to help learners access further education.

 

Many volunteers have also served as an HIV/AIDS Resource Teacher.  As an HIV/AIDS Resource Teacher, you help facilitate HIV/AIDS awareness programs, such as clubs or activities that build life skills and empower learners to make healthy decisions. You will also collaborate with teachers and administrators to integrate HIV/AIDS awareness into subject teaching and throughout the school.

 

As a selected volunteer in our Namibia Year Program, you will receive a generous grant from the Kristin Linnea Skvarla Foundation. Volunteers’ contribution to the Namibia Year program, $2,490, is recouped to you throughout the experience through the monthly stipend and goes towards the following:


  • Monthly housing stipend
  • Monthly living stipend of 2750 NAD/month
  • Comprehensive orientation, mid-service, and end of service training conferences
  • Supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • 24-hour in-country field staff support
  • Access to a remote teacher quality support
  • Pre-departure preparation and visa assistance if necessary
  • Alumni services and networking


Participants are able to successfully fundraise all or a significant portion of their program expenses.


Read reviews from WorldTeach Namibia alumni at GoOverseas. Learn more and start your application at www.worldteach.org/apply, and email us with any questions at admissions@worldteach.org

Benefits

As a selected volunteer in our Namibia Year Program, you will receive a generous grant from the Kristin Linnea Skvarla Foundation. Volunteers’ contribution to the Namibia Year program, $2,490, is recouped to you throughout the experience through the monthly stipend and goes towards the following:


  • Monthly housing stipend
  • Monthly living stipend of 2750 NAD/month
  • Comprehensive orientation, mid-service, and end of service training conferences
  • Supplemental overseas health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • 24-hour in-country field staff support
  • Access to a remote teacher quality support
  • Pre-departure preparation and visa assistance if necessary
  • Alumni services and networking


Participants are able to successfully fundraise all or a significant portion of their program expenses.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

admissions@worldteach.org
https://worldteach.org/programs/namibia-year/

Learn more and start your application at www.worldteach.org/apply, and email us with any questions at admissions@worldteach.org

 

Requested Application Materials: Year program applications require a resume, a personal statement, an interview with a member of the WorldTeach staff, and one reference

 

Qualifications: Applicants to the Namibia year program must be native-level English speakers and have a bachelor’s degree at the time of departure.  Teaching experience is not required.


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