Thursday, October 1, 2015

Red Sweater Project,Teach Physics at a Maasai school in rural Tanzania



Volunteer Opportunity description

The Volunteer Program at Red Sweater Project connects like-minded people from around the globe with communities in rural Tanzania to bring about long-term positive change in communities where infrastructure and lack of social services inhibits children from gaining an education. We work together to drive positive change and make an impact. You have the power to be a change-maker. Here is your opportunity.
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Red Sweater Project is accepting appli
cations for an experienced teacher to instruct Physics courses at The Mungere School to Forms I-IV, engaging students to understand and participate in physics concepts.
Our students live in a remote Maasai community, where English is rarely spoken, and primary school is taught in Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is English-based and the language barrier can be an obstacle to learning. Teachers engage students to expand physics vocabulary, actively participating in extra-curricular activities designed to broaden understanding.
Volunteer Periods
Term I: January 4 - June 10, 2016 (ability to extend duration of position)
Term II: July 11 - December 9, 2016
Responsibilities
  • Engage students through interactive pedagogy through creative curriculum development, innovative lesson planning and classroom activities that are stimulating, active, safe, respectful and project-based
  • Assess and monitor student learning outcomes using a range of assessment tools: performance, norm referenced, criterion referenced, portfolio, survey, etc.
  • Coordinate extra-curricular activities and athletics
  • Assist with school administrative development and ongoing instructor development as requested
Qualifications
  • Minimum bachelor's university degree in education, physics or related field
  • 2 years experience in the classroom minimum
  • ESL/ELL certification (TEFL, CELTA, or equivalent) preferred
  • Commitment to interactive and engaging education
    Professionalism and passion
  • Experience traveling, living and/or teaching abroad preferred
  • Interest in Tanzania's indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
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How WE Pitch In:
  • We pick you up at Kilimanjaro Airport and transport you to your new home
  • We arrange and furnish housing (communal)
  • We provide orientation, familiarizing you with life in Tanzania and office operations
  • We do NOT charge volunteer program fees
  • We provide a computer (but you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own)
  • We provide assistance with travel planning and arrangements
  • We welcome your input and value your suggestions
How YOU Pitch In:
  • You use your passion and experience to the benefit of students
  • You cover your living expenses (US$200-300/month average)
  • You pay for airfare, visas (between US$300-800), and immunizations
  • You pay for your health insurance and medical expenses (if any)
  • You agree to follow our volunteer safety policy
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.

How to apply

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

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