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Volunteer at a Montessori School for Disadvantaged Children

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afulleryoung
2/28/2011 22:07 EST

The Right to Learn is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the disadvantaged children of Nagarote, Nicaragua with a free Montessori education. The Right to Learn accomplishes this mission primarily through its funding of School of Louise’s Dreams, where over 200 pre-elementary and elementary students are provided with everything they need to effectively receive an education. Read more at www.therighttolearn.org.

The Right to Learn is seeking experienced teaching professionals for our Volunteer Teacher Trainer positions, to serve with our established non-profit organization. Volunteers will be provided the opportunity to help train Nicaraguan teachers in advanced teaching methodologies, while actively working in classrooms at School of Louise’s Dreams. Volunteers are expected to commit a minimum of one work week to working at School of Louise’s Dreams.

Our Service Learning positions offer the opportunity to impart a great deal of value, while also providing powerful and lasting experiences for the volunteers. Our staff of ten teachers has been receiving periodic training in the advanced teaching methodology for almost four years. We strive to provide a consistent flow of training support through volunteer service of trained and experienced teaching professionals. Help us achieve our mission and have a once in a lifetime experience in the process!

Primary activities of Volunteer Teacher Trainers:
1.Expand the staff members’ knowledge of advanced teaching methodology
2.Help teachers implement advanced teaching techniques successfully in the classroom
3.Develop the advanced curriculum with the staff
4.Help the staff create school materials
5.Assist the teachers with classroom activities

Work schedule: Volunteer Teacher Trainers are expected to commit a minimum of one week to working at School of Louise’s Dreams. Volunteers are encouraged to stay longer than a week.

Accommodations: Accommodations are available for Volunteers within the homes of our staff. Volunteers are required to pay for their food and lodging expenses during their stay, which are approximately $80 per week. Accommodations are also available at Hostel Jerusalem, a comfortable, moderately priced hostel located within walking distance of School of Louise’s Dreams. The Right to Learn will coordinate all accommodations and travel arrangements from Managua to Nagarote for Volunteers. The Right to Learn is unfortunately unable to compensate for travel, lodging, food, or any other expenses during their visit.

Qualifications:
•Must be at least 18 years old
•Experience or education in education
•Moderate to high level of Spanish language competency
•Experience traveling and/or working in a developing country is preferred

To apply for our Volunteer Montessori Training positions, please contact Alex Fuller-Young, Executive Director, at or by phone at (267) 644-8328. Internship positions are also available for students or less experienced teachers who wish to work in a supportive role.

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