Teachers for Africa Program seeks educators, administrators

The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help invites applications from schoolteachers, college and university professors and school administrators who wish to spend one academic year helping to improve the quality of education in Africa.Since 1992, more than 1,000 American teacher-trainers have been recruited and assigned to African teacher-training colleges, universities, governmental educational agencies, and curriculum institutes. Participating countries include Cote D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, and Senegal.

IFESH is a nonprofit development organization dedicated to helping to improve living conditions for the poor and the disadvantaged in the Third World, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa in the area of educational and social reform.

Assignments may include teacher-training, classroom teaching, in-service workshops, demonstrative teaching, administrative management, developing learning modules, curriculum development, policy development, ESL training, English clubs, development of resource centers, gender equity, training in information technology, HIV/AIDS awareness, and child-centered teaching.

IFESH provides pre-departure and settling-in allowances, pre-departure orientation, in-country orientation, and flight tickets to and from the country of placement, health insurance for one academic year, and an $800 per month stipend while in the field.

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, be able to show evidence of good health, and possess at least one to three years experience as a teacher, professor or administrator in education, teacher training, ESL/TOEFL, policy development, gender equity, maternal and child health, and curriculum development.

To work in Djibouti, The DRC Congo, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, or Senegal, the applicant must also be proficient in French.

An application form may be obtained by contacting the Teachers for Africa Program at (480) 443-1800, Ext. 7488 or by e-mail: bjewing@ifesh. org.

For more information, log onto http://www.ifesh.org.

The application deadline is Feb. 28.