A team of 4-5 people will be needed in Kigali to work with teachers at all levels, to help establish libraries and encourage reading in primary, a love of books and learning through play in preschool, and to continue to help teachers at all levels with the delivery of the competence-based curriculum.
It is anticipated that we shall travel out on or near May 23rd and return on or near June 10th.
It may be that, for the first week, which is half term in the UK, the team will be accompanied by one or two serving teachers from church schools in Ely diocese, but they will be spending time in the schools with which their own schools have been linked. Although we shall visit these schools, we shall work in a different school yet to be identified but possibly a rural school in an area called Nyarafunzo which can accommodate the whole team.
Flights will be around £600 (hopefully less) and accommodation in the Mothers' Union guest house will be around £30 a night (£540 approx.) Yellow fever vaccination is required in addition to all the usual. The sooner we can book flights, the cheaper they will be.
The SVN Bursary Fund is available to support this project.
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They are looking for someone with experience of working with deaf children
We would like to explore the possibility of an SVN teacher being available to help with a very specific task.
We have a family in the application process to serve in South East Asia. They are currently in their final year at All Nations. Their older child is currently 11, and was adopted. He is deaf and his first language is British Sign Language. He is currently in a very good school for deaf children, Heathlands in Hertfordshire. He is working at a Key Stage 1 level. When the family move they will first be involved in language learning. The only option open for his education is homeschooling. A couple known to them, one of them with BSL, is also in the application process to support them in homeschooling during their language study year. We have been talking with them about a suitable homeschooling program. The courses we would normally recommend to families will not be a good fit for this family as they would have to be adapted significantly to meet his needs. The approach he is used to in literacy is very different to the approach that would be used by a hearing child e.g. he learns reading through memorisation of sight words and cannot access a phonics approach. For written language he is learning a system of shape coding.
We are wondering if there is anyone on the SVN contact list with experience of working with deaf children, who would be willing to invest significant time in adapting existing home school materials or indeed creating prescriptive literacy lesson plans from scratch that could be easily followed by a home school teacher who has British Sign Language but has no formal experience of teaching or homeschool tutoring. We feel it would be best if the lesson plans were not all produced up front but that they could be sent out month by month, taking account of any adaptations that would be needed. Therefore it would require an ongoing, regular commitment. If, by God’s provision, you have someone that could fit this need I would be willing to work with them in helping them understand the context for learning, and the best way to present the lesson plans to make them accessible. I’d also recommend that the person would meet the family here in the UK and perhaps visit his school to get insight into the teaching approaches and material he is used to. (Moira from OMF)
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We’ve received news from a team in Morocco that their home-school teacher has been unable to return from the UK due to a medical condition. She’s hoping to go back soon, but in the meantime, they could really do with a teacher for their 13 year old teenage son, as soon as possible. If you have any contacts with teaching experience, or experience with teenagers, and are free for a month or two, it would be great to help them out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org