Re-post of Help Wanted Ad to teach at Joy2theWorld International School in Ghana, West Africa

(First posted February, 2013 when Joy2theWorld International School was just a dream.)

So many of us are very busy and wish we “just had the time” to make a difference “like THAT”. Some of us think that we don’t have enough money, enough spare time or enough courage to make a difference “like THAT!”

But you do.

Some of us are great observers…watching from the bleachers…or in front of the TV news. But if you ask those people in the game on the field…they are having the most fun, getting the most joy and satisfaction.

You can too.

And of course, many of you have many responsibilities that you are committed to and believe that someday, when the schedule and demands are less stressful, you will take the time to make a difference out there.

You will.

Today, we are offering you 2 great ways to Make a Difference!

1. You can volunteer to come to Ghana for 2 months (July-August) to teach Professional Development classes to teachers here in the rural community of Ghana.  Many of our teachers have a high school education and are starving for new ideas and new approaches for reaching our children.  The children will win from this too!  If you have some teaching experience, you have a gift to give.  If you want to create your own “lab” or research study, you are welcome.   If you want to experience a different culture over a short period of time….we have it here for you!  You can live in a rural community, meet the community leaders (Chiefs, Assemblymen, Director of Education, etc.), and travel on the weekends to experience the beautiful sites of Ghana.

Your agreement to teach includes room & board and the opportunity to experience life in a totally different culture…an adventure you will NEVER forget!

Ghana is located in West Africa, a democracy noted for its Peace and great sports team (soccer)! Yes, it IS very HOT! but August is one of the cooler of the HOT months (12 out of 12)! 🙂

Some Kids who want to go to school

Kids at St. Joseph the Worker 2013

kid at rural school

Contact Kathleen at hmkathleen@joy2theworld.org for more information. We will send you the application and travel information.

HELP WANTED

2. This opportunity is for someone with a desire to Make a Difference for children longing to learn as much as possible!

Joy2theWorld Christian Academy (J2WCA), located in Ghana, West Africa is seeking a 4th grade teacher.   College degree required (though not necessarily in Education).  Guidance in curriculum, lesson plans and classroom management will be provided.  Confidence in science, math or ICT is a PLUS!

While all of our children live in loving homes, most of our students are living in dire poverty and do not have the structure of support they need.  Parents are illiterate and have little or no educational support at home.  Our 4th graders are dedicated to their education and their future.

We focus on instructional leadership and teachers are partnered with the principal and administrative staff to develop the very best education for our students.  Regular professional development days are included for state-of-the-art teaching strategies.

Equally important, the teacher must consider this position the opportunity to teach Christian values and to demonstrate the love of Christ daily.

The opportunity is to teach children living in poverty; those who might otherwise not get an education.   The end to poverty begins and ends with education.

The Intention of this program:

The intention is to identify and support one U.S. Christian teacher willing to spend one full school year living in Ghana, West Africa.  A friend/travel companion to assist as a teacher helper would be considered.  We believe the learning opportunity for both the local teachers and the U.S. teachers has incredible value.

While we promote the education and training of the U.S. teachers, the cultural activities and Ghanaian patriotism can be endorsed through the local educators.

What is needed:

  •   Close relationship to Christ and the Word of God.
  •   Love for children and desire to teach in a loving environment.
  •   Ability to adapt to the cultural differences in a foreign country.
  •   College degree.

What you can expect living in Ghana:

  • Ghana is primarily a Christian (83% of the population) country; however, all religions basically live together, respecting each other’s beliefs.  There are Christian churches of every possible denomination nearby.  There are many here who have never heard of Christ and are eager to learn more when they hear about the good news of Christ’s love and redemption.
  • English is spoken and taught to children in Ghana, however, in the rural areas many speak the local dialect.
  • Internet (WiFi) access is available for communication.
  • Ghana is a politically safe environment and is considered one of the safest countries in Africa.
  • Weather varies from hot to very hot!
  • J2WCA is located in a rural community outside of Accra, the largest city and capital of Ghana.  Life in the rural community is very simple and the costs of living are relatively low.  There is electricity, however, it is not always available.  Generators are used to supplement the continuous flow of electricity.  There is clean water available (arranged and purchased in advance).
  • Local travel is very efficient and inexpensive.   In addition to the local transportation called “trotros”, local use of taxis or simply walking is common.
  • A modern shopping mall is approximately 15 miles away for occasional shopping and dining (KFC and Pizza Hut!) in a familiar environment.
  • Despite the media reports, concern over the spread of diseases is nominal.   Health for our children is a universal concern.   Training in personal hygiene will be a natural conversation in the classroom.
  • Information regarding travel, vaccine requirements and general living conditions will be provided further in the process.
  • Because this is a missionary commitment, it is expected that the teacher be prepared to pay for their own flight, cost of living and any other financial concerns.  Applicants will need to raise the funds through their churches, friends, family or other creative methods.

For those of you out there who need work but can’t find a job right out of college….imagine this international experience on your resume! But the greater experience is meeting and living among wonderful Ghanaian people.

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Teacher - Madam Charity

Teacher – Madam Charity

Teacher - Sir Amos

Teacher – Sir Amos

 

 

 

 

 

Come join these teachers for the summer (Professional Development Classes) or for the next school year.

 

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