Student Activity Program Coordinator at a Maasai school in rural Tanzania

Published

05/29/2018

Start Date

09/15/2018

End Date

12/15/2018

Address

Mto wa Mbu
Mto wa Mbu
Arusha Region

Tanzania

Description

DESCRIPTION

Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The organization operates The Mungere School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region.


Red Sweater Project is accepting applications for a Student Activity Program Coordinator to manage the extracurricular activities for over 100 students at the Mungere School. 


Mungere students live in a remote community, where English is rarely spoken and primary school is taught in the local language of Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is in English medium and the language barrier can be a significant obstacle to learning. Teachers engage students to actively participate in Chemistry classes and extra-curricular activities designed to broaden skills.


Volunteer Period

September 15 - December 15, 2018 (3 months)



Responsibilities

  • Organize and implement Mungere’s Activity and Athletics Programs, including daily after-school athletics, academic and extra-curricular clubs 
  • Plan and oversee student academic, athletic field trips and other off-campus opportunities 
  • Provide general assistance to the School Director and teaching staff 
  • Assist with school administrative development and office assistance  


Qualifications

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Minimum 1 year working with youth, leadership; coaching experience licensure preferred
  • Experience traveling, working and/or teaching abroad
  • Passion for working with youth • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing organization combine leadership skills with humor, patience and a humble approach to service



Other Details

  • Minimum 3-month commitment
  • Shared housing available
  • Stipend available depending on experience
  • Professional and cultural orientation program (language training options available)
  • We do not charge program fees; Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living costs


Work, with a side of Adventure

As you experience life in a remote Maasai community and explore Tanzania’s scenery and wildlife, it is difficult not to fall in love with Tanzania and its people.

Mungere Village is nestled in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, a short distance from Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti Plains and other unique destinations.

Travel further from the village to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.


To Apply

Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@redsweaterproject.org
http://www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer

Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.

Find current volunteer openings at: www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer


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