WorldTeach volunteers work as English, mathematics and/or science teachers, in a wide range of schools, from primary to secondary schools, from rural to more urban. Most volunteers will be responsible for 20-25 hours of classroom teaching, including less
- Windhoek, Namibia
- Program Type:
- Teach Abroad
- Degree Level:
- 1-3 months
- Teach Abroad:
- Placement Audience:
- 6-12 years old
- Program Description:
- WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific.
WorldTeach volunteers work as English, Mathematics and/or Science teachers, in a wide range of schools, from primary to secondary schools, from rural to more urban. Most volunteers will be responsible for 20-25 hours of classroom teaching, including lesson preparation and grading. In addition to teaching at least one core subject (English, Math or Science), volunteers are usually assigned additional elective courses to teach, such as Physical Education, Art, Health and Computer Studies. Some may be asked to also work in the school library or computer room. In addition to their subject teaching, interested volunteers are also encouraged to serve as HIV/AIDS Resource Teachers.
- Setting Description:
- The majority of volunteers are placed at government schools, in rural areas where there the greatest shortage of qualified teachers. Occasionally, volunteers are placed at private schools as well as church-affiliated schools, which both follow the Ministry-approved curriculum. As mentioned, many teaching placements are in relatively remote areas, where the roads tend to be good but the public transportation and traffic limited. That said, volunteers are able to secure a ride to the nearest town when needed.
- The year long program fee is $3,990 while the semester long program fee is $3,290, this includes pre-departure information and preparation, round-trip international airfare, health insurance, in-country orientation, transportation to your site, meals, and housing during orientation and throughout your teaching service, and 24-hour field support. WorldTeach Namibia volunteers receive a monthly stipend directly from the Ministry of Education once they begin teaching. This stipend is more than am
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