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Street Child

Supporter for Teaching & Educational Development

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Street Child is calling for individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by
undertaking a voluntary Teaching and Learning role in Liberia.

THE ​ROLE

Street Child is calling for individuals hoping to gain valuable experience in the development sector by undertaking a voluntary Teaching and Learning role in Liberia. Street Child aims to create avenues for out of school children to access education through an integrated approach that strengthens the capacity of teachers, schools and communities to sustain their investment in the education for their children. Street Child’s approach is underpinned by our global vision that all children have the right to a quality education. Our vision for Liberia is: A Liberia where all children have the opportunity to access an excellent education that enables them to fulfil their potential and contribute to the progress of the nation.

In September Street Child launched its Flagship Academies, operating schools across three counties under the Government of Liberia’s Partnership Schools program. The long-term vision for Flagship Academies is to create a network of schools, which are:

  • Delivering quality education via Liberian teachers in a way in which it is accessible for all children regardless of their background or abilities
  • At the heart of the community where families and children can access more than just their education.
  • Continuously improving and learning from results, feedback and collaboration from across the network and wider
  • Delivering education with a focus on reading excellence
  • An inclusive, happy and stimulating environment which children want to come to and parents wish to send their children
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that is implementing an innovative program that wants to achieve a rapid improvement in learning outcomes for Liberia’s children as well as build the long-term capacity of teachers and schools across the country. Street Child offers four to twelve week placements, supporting our work in Liberia and the work of our partner organisations. 

THE ​CHARITY

Street Child's aim is to create educational opportunities for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. We began our work in 2008 in Sierra Leone working with a small number of street children, nine years later we have helped to transform the lives of more than 100,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Nepal. In 2017 we launched our first project in Nigeria helping children impacted by conflict in the North East of the country.

Typical day

Working alongside the Street Child of Liberia team, key responsibilities will include –

  • Assist with the creation or adaptation of curricular resources targeted at the specific needs of particular groups of children
  • Analyse student outcomes data and assist with the development of strategies to optimize learning outcomes
  • Assist with the logistics of teacher training and coaching activities, including planning, scheduling and resourcing
  • Analyse data and information from teacher education program to improve effectiveness and efficacy
  • Prepare reports on teacher progress, including relevant evidence
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with partner organisations and schools
  • Provide regular information sharing and reporting to relevant stakeholders

Details on Arrival

Available all year around.

Free-time activities

Explore beautiful West Africa and its beaches, we highly recommend:

  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
  • Mount Richard-Molard
  • Liberian National Museum
  • Sapo National Park
  • Lake Piso
  • Lofa-Mano National Park

Sightseeing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 25 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Experience or understanding of creating curriculum and education programs for children and adults at University level
Required Documents
CV and motivation letter
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Demonstrated understanding of teaching and learning structures and strategies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Professional and diligent in presentation and conduct
Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support
Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment
Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn
Culturally responsive and respectful
Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 18:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
Street Child (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by Street Child

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. 

Airport pickup and accommodation are included in the fees


Airport Pickup at Roberts International Airport

From airport to the project location, the pick up time will be agreed before arrival with the volunteer. 

Accommodation

Shared room with other interns in a StreetChild provided compound.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Roberts International Airport (ROB) in Monrovia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Liberia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Liberia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Liberia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Liberia.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$300.00
5 weeks
$375.00
6 weeks
$450.00
7 weeks
$525.00
8 weeks
$600.00
9 weeks
$675.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$900.00
Average fees
$75.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Monrovia/Liberia between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Street Child will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Liberia.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Street Child during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Western Africa Liberia  Monrovia, Tubman Blvd

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