Deadline nears to apply for Teachers for Africa Program

Feb. 28 is the deadline for educators who wish to spend one academic year helping to improve the quality of education in Africa.The International Founda-tion for Education and Self-Help invites applications from schoolteachers, college and university professors and school administrators

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.

The program offers participants an $800 per month stipend while in the field, along with health insurance, travel allowances and flight tickets to and from the country of placement.

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.

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.

To get an application, call (480) 443-1800, Ext. 7488 or e-mail bjewing@ifesh. org. For more information, log onto http://www.ifesh.org.