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Educate & Engage (1-year)

Project #: 113983
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Dates: July 4, 2017 to June 22, 2018
Length: 328 Days
Team Members: 2 students needed (0 Males / 2 Females)
Minimum Education: College Junior
Cost: $5,950.00
(Includes cost of airfare, housing, food, insurance, visa, local transportation. Does not include cost of passport and innoculations)
Job Description:
***This can serve as an internship or student teach situation!*** A typical week will be 1 Sabbath day, 4 half days in the classroom, 4 half days for planning and engaging, and 2 days for engaging and training people (nationals and refugees). A possibility does exist that your teaching skill will be tapped to support the work of the platform. School curriculum has already been chosen so you will build on it. Teaching experience is necessary to manage a classroom of multiple grade levels. Minimum requirement is entering student teaching/internship phase of your degree/certification. Your supervisor holds a lifetime teaching certificate from Texas, grades 1-8 and grades 1-8 reading. Minimum requirement is entering student teaching/internship phase of your degree/certification.

Cultural Information:
South Asian culture revolves on gender roles and dress is reflective of this. Life here is very relational and family centric. Be prepared for invitations into people's lives, including their home. Expect to share a meal with someone, but expect to work amongst your gender. Religion is also central to most South Asians. It is an easy topic so prepare yourself to make this part of every conversation.

Geographic Information:
This project is located amongst diaspora of South Asia. You will need to understand it's culture to reach those living in Southeast Asia. South Asia contains various geographic contexts. From sea coast to the Himalaya Mountains, be prepared for a third world country where development is not the primary goal. Most settings will be high levels of pollution. The mega cities and rural areas alike face this issue.

Available Housing:
Most likely an adequately furnished apartment or guest house will serve as your home.

Health Considerations:
Severe, untreatable asthma is very much a concern here.

Inability to navigate through crowded cities for long hours. Standing on your feet and walking much of the day. Severe allergies or history of seveer medical conditions must be confirmed with field for approval.

Equipment to Bring:
Be prepared to "dress up" in comparison to your home culture. Guys will be expected to wear long pants and button down shirts and ladies will be expected to dress in national clothing. In some mega cities, ladies will wear more western influenced.