Teach Biology at a Maasai school in rural Tanzania

Published

05/29/2018

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 an ESL-trained Biology Teacher to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced science skills to students Forms I-V (equivalent 7th-11th Grade level) at the Mungere School, engaging them to speak, read, write and understand an English-based Biology curriculum in a creative and stimulating classroom environment.


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 Periods

  • January 7 - June 7, 2019
  • July 8 - December 13, 2019


Responsibilities

  • Engage students through creative curriculum development, innovative lesson planning, and interactive pedagogy
  • Create stimulating and active classroom activities
  • Assess and monitor student learning outcomes
  • Assist in the coordination of academic and extra-curricular activities and clubs, including athletics
  • Assist with school projects, administration and instructor development as needed


Qualifications

  • College degree
  • Minimum 3 years of classroom experience
  • ESL/EAL/ELL certification (TEFL, CELTA or equivalent) preferred
  • Commitment to interactive and an engaging classroom experience
  • Experience traveling, working/living abroad
  • 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 6-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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