Thursday, January 15, 2015

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania ,Computer Teacher and Administrator Volunteer Opportunity in Tanzania


Volunteer Opportunity description

We are looking for an energetic, independent volunteer to teach computer classes at a rural secondary school in Northern Tanzania. The Computers Teacher will also be responsible for maintaining the computer lab and laptop computers for the school. Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Secondary school classes - provide instruction to secondary school students on basic computer skills up to applying computer skills to reports, projects and assignments for school.
  • Staff classes - provide instruction for Orkeeswa School staff for skills ranging from novice beginners to experienced users to help staff improve their computer skills and to apply these skills to their work (ie: typing exams, creating classroom worksheets, etc.)
  • Computer lab and laptop maintainance - serve as the lead contact for all computers on campus, including general maintainance, regular back-ups, etc.
In addition to these specific responsibilities, the Computer Teacher is expected to be part of a dynamic team of Tanzanian and western staff, being involved in school events, activities and projects throughout their term with Orkeeswa School.
IEFT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community-collaborative organization that provides quality, affordable secondary education to under-served indigenous children in rural Tanzania. IEFT empowers children to positively transform their own lives, and improve their communities.
Currently, only 11% of rural Tanzanian children are enrolled in secondary school. IEFT attempts to change this reality by developing and operating the Orkeeswa Secondary School in the remote village of Lashaine. The school is located in a predominantly Maasai community and allows for the preservation of the indigenous traditions and beliefs, while providing affordable, accessible educational opportunities.Through the development of Orkeeswa Secondary School in Lashaine Village, IEFT provides a secondary education to children who may not have the opportuntity to continue their education past primary school. The opportunity to receive an education and use this knowledge to further their communities is the key to escaping poverty for students, their families and their communities.
There is no program fee to volunteer with IEFT, however candidates are required to cover their own expenses to get to Tanzania and while living in Tanzania, including round-trip airfare, the required Visa and processing fees ($1,100 USD) and regular living expenses (food, travel, etc.). Volunteers that commit to at least one year are eligible for our stipend program; please inquire for more details. All volunteers are provided with shared housing.

How to apply

Email a resume and cover letter to volunteer@ieftz.org.
Visit www.ieftz.org for more information on IEFT and Orkeeswa School.

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