Teachers For Africa

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The International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH) invites applications from school teachers, college and university professors and school administrators who wish to spend one academic year helping to improve the quality of education in Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, and Senegal.

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.

IFESH is a non-profit 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.

Responsibilities of Teachers: Assignments may include, but not limited to: 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.

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

Eligibility: To apply, an applicant must:  Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. Be able to show evidence of good health. Possess at least 1-3 years experience as a teacher, professor or administrator.

Education, teacher training, ESL/TOEFL, policy development, gender equity, maternal and child health, and curriculum development. Be proficient in the French language in order to work in Djibouti, The DRC Congo, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, or Senegal.

Application Procedure includes the following: Cover letter. Application form (completely filled out) Resume, tran scri pt. Three letters of recommendation; and one or two page typed essay giving reasons. Send Application to: Chair, Selection Committee. IFESH - Teachers for Africa Program 5040 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 260 Scottsdale, AZ 85254-4687.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2008. An application form may be obtained by contacting the Teachers for Africa Program at:
http://www.ifesh. org/content. php?section= programs& info_id=147 or Phone: (480) 443-1800: Ext. 7488

Fax: (480) 443-1824. Or by email:
bjewing@ifesh.org Log onto http://www.ifesh.org for more information.



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