Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Partner Location Nicaragua
Start Date Jan – Mar 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 2 Months
Language Requirements English, Spanish
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Spanish Reading: Level 3, Writing: Level 3, Speaking: Level 3
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx
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Are you passionate about education and English as a Second Language learning?
You may be the perfect volunteer for this role! Come support the development of an online learning resource for English as a Second Language. As part of the Padre Fabretto team, a strong educational organization in Nicaragua that develops online resources for their rural technical educational program, you will contribute your knowledge of teaching English as a second language to develop an online module.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Develop course material for the English as a Second Language program;
- Collaborate closely with the Padre Fabretto team to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education for English learning;
- Work closely with the Digital Education Specialist to develop content for the learning environment.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
- Diploma for teaching English as a Second Language or other relevant combination of education.
Essential Professional Background:
- Experience teaching English as a Second Language;
- Experience developing course content and curriculum for various audience;
- Understanding of working with populations in remote areas.
Padre Fabretto’s mission is to empower underserved children and their families in Nicaragua to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and take advantage of economic opportunity through education.
Inspired by the legacy of Padre Fabretto, the organization envisions a prosperous Nicaragua where all children and adolescents have meaningful opportunities to grow and learn, in communities that offer access to quality education.
For over 60 years, Padre Fabretto has been building relationships within Nicaraguan communities to provide hope and a better future for children and youth in need. Today, the organization serves Nicaraguan communities with seven Fabretto Education Centers and over 440 local public schools, serving over 20,000 children and youth.
Fabretto offers an integral, quality education for more than 20,000 children and youth in Nicaragua, promoting the participation of parents, teachers, and community leaders, who collaborate towards creating an environment in which children can thrive.
Fabretto sees the importance in embracing and focusing on the three main stages of human development (infancy, childhood, adolescence). As such, Fabretto implements three strategic educational programs: Early Education, Primary Education, and Technical & Vocational Education. In addition, Fabretto implements cross-cutting initiatives focused on health and food security, gender equality, violence prevention, community development, conservation of the environment, as well as universal and Christian values all of which have been recognized internationally by entities like Lego Foundation, Ashoka, and World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). In addition, Fabretto implements cross-cutting initiatives focused on health and food security, gender equality, violence prevention, community development, conservation of the environment, as well as universal and Christian values.
Fabretto's program Initiatives include:
- Parental training on early stimulation, as well as health and nutritional education, held in homes and community centers.
- Training for teachers on early literacy methodologies.
- Support with school supplies for rural public preschools.
- Support with child nutrition through school meals, food supplements, vitamins, and more.
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