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Volunteer Teacher (room & board included) Honduras

 

Description

We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 2002. What began as an idea born in the homes of several Honduran families has since grown into a community-supported bilingual school model run in partnership with low-income communities in Honduras. Our mission is to provide quality, affordable bilingual education to the educationally disenfranchised, while fostering meaningful cultural exchange. Our volunteer-driven bilingual school model creates an environment in which Central American students learn from dedicated volunteer teachers, and those volunteers learn from the community in which they are immersed. As BECA has grown over the past decade, we have distinguished ourselves from other education programs by the breadth and depth of our community engagement and volunteer training program. At each BECA school, local Honduran stakeholders maintain responsibility for effective school management while BECA recruits, trains, and supports English-speaking volunteers. BECA aims to provide its volunteers with a challenging, transformative experience that gives an in-depth understanding of grassroots international development, underserved Central American communities, bilingual teaching strategies, and community capacity building techniques. As a result, BECA teachers develop the skills and responsibilities to be effective teachers, communicators, and leaders. Afterwards, BECA teachers go on to become Fulbright scholars, micro-finance specialists, diplomats, educators, World Bank employees, non-profit executives, and law and public policy students. The Volunteer Teacher is a team member who plays an integral role in the education of our students. The highlight of this job is the genuine nature of the experience: leading a classroom of 25 students, supporting fellow teachers in the classroom, getting to know your students and their families, and immersing oneself Honduran culture. Please note that applicants need not be certified teachers or fluent Spanish speakers.

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Details

Organisation:
Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA)

Location:
Cofradía, Cortes

Qualifications/Skills:
A commitment to BECA’s mission and a dedication to social justice; fluency in English; strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; willingness to operate in a low-resource environment under challenging living conditions.

Dates of program:
8 July, 2019 – 14 June, 2020

Duration of program:
11 months

Project start date:
8th July 2019

Project end date:
14th June 2020

Application deadline:
15th June 2019

Age requirement:
Adults of both sexes 18+

Cost:
There is no fee that our volunteers have to pay to work with us. We provide shared living accommodation, a daily food stipend, high-speed internet, assistance with obtaining temporary residency status, 6-week Intensive Summer Teaching Training, ongoing teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Volunteers are responsible for their flights to Honduras, health insurance to cover them while they are in country, and background check costs.

Other information:
Travel stipends are available on a case-by-case basis as well as needs-based scholarships to ensure that anyone who wants to make this commitment can do so.


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