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Literacy Education Facilitator

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Openings

20 currently recruiting

Service Dates

April 28, 2020 - July 5, 2022

Application Window

May 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019

Location

  • Vanuatu

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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The Vanuatu Ministry of Education has identified Literacy as a national priority. Volunteers involved in this project will focus on building the capacity of students, teachers, and community members. Working alongside primary school teachers will be central to Volunteers’ service through co-teaching in the classroom, designing innovative lesson plans and co-facilitating teacher workshops. During Pre-Service training (PST), Volunteers learn how to incorporate alternative teaching methodologies, classroom management techniques, and computer skills into the Vanuatu education system in order to build the capacity of local counterparts. After identifying groups of underachieving students, Volunteers will establish systems to directly improve literacy skills. They may also provide further Information Communication Technology (ICT) support to teachers, students, and school administrators. Lastly, Volunteers help to develop school resources such as libraries and computer labs to provide a more well-rounded learning experience for students. Volunteers will be assigned to one school but may work with several institutions.

Peace Corps Vanuatu responds to requests for assistance from the most remote corners of the country. Volunteers should expect to live in communities with limited resources ranging from remote and sparsely populated rural areas to densely populated provincial centers. Most Volunteers live on outer islands. All Volunteers are expected to reach out beyond the school grounds and engage the community. Volunteers may take on secondary projects in areas such as: water, sanitation, climate change, gender equality, youth development, or volunteerism.

The Vanuatu Ministry of Education has identified Literacy as a national priority. Volunteers involved in this project will focus on building the capacity of students, teachers, and community members. Working alongside primary school teachers will be central to Volunteers’ service through co-teaching in the classroom, designing innovative lesson plans and co-facilitating teacher workshops. During Pre-Service training (PST), Volunteers learn how to incorporate alternative teaching methodologies, classroom management techniques, and computer skills into the Vanuatu education system in order to build the capacity of local counterparts. After identifying groups of underachieving students, Volunteers will establish systems to directly improve literacy skills. They may also provide further Information Communication Technology (ICT) support to teachers, students, and school administrators. Lastly, Volunteers help to develop school resources such as libraries and computer labs to provide a more well-rounded learning experience for students. Volunteers will be assigned to one school but may work with several institutions.

Peace Corps Vanuatu responds to requests for assistance from the most remote corners of the country. Volunteers should expect to live in communities with limited resources ranging from remote and sparsely populated rural areas to densely populated provincial centers. Most Volunteers live on outer islands. All Volunteers are expected to reach out beyond the school grounds and engage the community. Volunteers may take on secondary projects in areas such as: water, sanitation, climate change, gender equality, youth development, or volunteerism.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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