English Teaching on the Edge
August 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017
2 students needed (Male or Female)
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
You've heard about this place a lot on the news. Would you imagine that the stereotypes strengthened by western media coverage could be obliterated in the span of a few months by living here, among these least reached people in the world? These precious people want to connect with you. As a team of two you will teach conversational English to minimum Intermediate-level English speakers in our town of 50,000. Our on-the-ground team started up an English Resource Center (ERC) in early 2013, and this Hands On team will provide instruction through the ERC. University students will be a large portion of your classes, and opportunities will abound to connect with these students both inside and outside of class. Along with teaching you will get the chance to study the local language with tutors. All along you will be a true part of our team, and we hunger to walk along side of you in ways that point each of us to the Father through transformational mentoring relationships.
Gentlemen and ladies never touch each other in public. Women do not talk a lot in public and usually walk behind the man and sit in the back of cars. Women must cover their heads, arms, and legs at all times. All women wear pants under their dresses and a light shoulder to ankle coat is worn even in the middle of summer. Local clothing is available plus there are many local tailors.
Winters here are cold. People here take their Islam very seriously, and are quick to speak of the things of God. This small city has a population of 50,000, with many people migrating from outside villages for education and work.
If you are a team of girls, you will most likely share a private house or yard with a long-term family. A team of two guys will be housed in our NGO's office compound.
Summers are hot and dusty. Mild stomach problems will probably occur. Volunteers would need to be able to sit on pillows on the floor as couches are very rare. It is difficult to eat gluten-free here, though not impossible. You should be able to walk up to 2 miles a day and climb five flights of stairs (if you live on the 5th floor of a building, you would be walking up/down 5 flights perhaps multiple times daily).
RVA is aware of the current immunizations necessary for our area.
To be discussed on a case by case basis. Personal medical conditions that may pose a threat under developing world health care conditions should be disclosed during the application process and discussed with field personnel. The dusty environment c
Equipment to Bring:
To be discussed with field upon acceptance of assignment.