BRING THE GIFT OF Reading: train a teacher, teach a child
“Do you understand what you are reading?”
And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?”
And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
Kingdom Workers’ location in Southeast Asia was recently ranked 2nd lowest in literacy based on a survey of 50+ countries. Also, according to a UNICEF report, nearly 1 in 5 rural children do not move on from primary to junior secondary school, compared to 1 in 10 urban children. This shows an especially high need for literacy education in remote villages where education resources or years spent in school are inadequate.
To address this need, Kingdom Workers is working together with local churches and schools to develop a multi-part literacy program. Currently, Kingdom Workers is helping to facilitate eye exams and provide eyeglasses and eye care education to those in need. The next step will be providing training and tools for local teachers to teach literacy more effectively.
Kingdom Workers is looking for 1-2 experienced teachers who would love to be a part of teacher training workshops, model teaching and parent seminars.
Literacy is a gift that goes beyond the classroom! We want everyone to have the chance to read God’s Word so they can learn and share it with others.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2017
GOAL: To improve skills of teachers and to promote and improve reading levels of children and adults in remote villages.
Start Date: June 2017. Two weeks in length.
Anticipated Activities: Teacher training, model teaching, parent seminars, adult literacy, visiting remote villages and schools. Introduce programs like read-alouds, sustained silent reading, parental awareness and reading strategies.
Qualifications: Experienced teachers with a desire to teach children how to read and train teachers and parents as part of a literacy program. A volunteer must have a strong desire to share Jesus, have a sense of adventure, and be willing to handle rough terrain.
TOTAL COST PER VOLUNTEER: $3,500
Cost includes: Flights, in-country transportation, food, lodging, in-country communication, program fee, visa, international insurance.
FUNDRAISING: Volunteers are encouraged to fundraise to cover the costs. Kingdom Workers provides many resources to assist volunteers in their fundraising efforts.
Not included in the cost above:
Passport: Volunteer's passport must not expire within six months of the trip.
Immunizations: All routine vaccines should be up to date. In addition, the CDC recommends Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines.