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Company/Organization: International Humanity Foundation


Volunteer Math Teacher Needed to Help Children in Kenya

The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking a volunteer Math Teacher for its Nakuru, Kenya children’s home as part of our Volunteer Work Study Program. As a Math Teacher Work Study Volunteer, you would complete four hours of local work and four hours of international work a day alongside an international staff dedicated to global development and helping children have access to more opportunities. You will have substantial responsibilities and be a valued part of a grassroots not-for-profit NGO at the ground level.

Our Kenya center is a children’s home and also provides emergency relief to the tribes in East Pokot. This is the biggest IHF center, with approximately 65 children of various ages. The children are from the marginalized Pokot tribe, whose conditions are amongst the worse in Kenya. Living conditions in this region are harsh, and we provide basic needs such as a home, food, and access to education for children who would otherwise go without. We also run livestock donation projects and other initiatives to relieve the extreme poverty where we can.

Your main local task will be teaching Mathematics ­to supplement the school experience and help to improve grades. You will need to liaise closely with the schools and build lesson plans to complement the national curriculum. You will also be asked to assist with the care of our children and to help organize various activities in the center.

For your international tasks you will be assigned teams made up of volunteers from other centers, and you will work on administrative tasks not just for the Nakuru center, but for the whole organization. Your tasks may include producing media content, assisting with fundraising efforts and generating online outreach efforts to promote our organization’s goals and projects. We will particularize your tasks to suit your skill set, so that your expertise in education benefits all IHF centers. This is a great opportunity to experience the overall management of an international organization and receive training in a multi-level, multifaceted work environment. Before arrival at the center, you will already become a part of the team by completing pre-trip tasks with our international teams to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.

Math Teacher Work Study Volunteers stay for a minimum of four weeks. We provide basic accommodation and food at our centers, where you will live with your co-workers. Unfortunately, as a nonprofit we are unable to provide these amenities freely and we charge a minimal cost of $55 ­/ $75 per week. We are not able to cover travel or insurance expenses or any other related costs, but we will help you with your travel and visa planning. We will also work with your university to meet requirements for you to secure credit or external funding when possible.


Candidate Qualifications: Fluent written and spoken English is required. A qualification in Mathematics teaching is essential. This is an ideal role for recent Mathematics Education graduates. We value volunteers who­ are creative and innovative, willing to take responsibility and easily adapt to new conditions and unexpected situations. Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country. So must our staff and interns. Our volunteers must have high inter­-cultural sensitivity and be tolerant to different views and ways of life.

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