There is a new opportunity to work with refugees in Athens over the Christmas period. This follows a visit by a new volunteer to an international church in Athens during the summer.
This is a great opportunity for creative ideas and sharing the Christian message. Classes for those wishing to learn English are already in place and volunteers may be involved in these.
At present the children are not receiving education, but it may be possible to enlist the help of some refugees and set up some schooling. Further visits could take place to help develop this.
The project would take place in a large church building.
The pastor of the church is visiting the UK in September.
Dates: 19th December-2nd January.
Cost: air fare £250-300
Accommodation would be free but volunteers would share the cost of food.
Murree Christian School Pakistan Mid January-end of May 2017
This school serves MKs and national Christian leaders. The children are aged 9-19 and is a boarding school in the beautiful Himalayan foothills, 70 minutes drive from Islamabad.
Help is needed with teaching history and religious studies, particularly to middle school students [KS3] from mid January till end of May.
Even help for three months within those four and a half months would be a blessing.
The classes are very small- around 5-9 students in a class and the school is a supportive Christian community, with housing provided for all ex-pat staff. The students are well motivated and have good relationships with the teaching staff.
There is also opportunity to contribute to campus church services and the weekly school assembly.
The school website is www.mcs.org.pk
Ruanda Kigali Diocese June 2017
Ann Williams will be leading a team to Kigali in Ruanda. This is a follow up from an initial visit she made in June 2016. A team of 6- 8 volunteers will be needed . Support is needed in the following areas.
Differentiation of work- both primary (all subjects and age groups), including EYFS and secondary.[maths and English language]
Promoting active learning at all levels
Developing resources to aid free thinking and co-operative working within the classroom.
Accommodation would be in the Mothers’ Union Guest House adjacent to Kigali Cathedral which has single en suite rooms.
Dates: early June 2017
Cost: approx. £1100 depending on cost of flights
Please will you prayerfully consider if you should be applying for any of these projects.
Albanian Encouragement Project - October
Two volunteers, working with a group of teenagers whilst their parents are involved in the annual conference for the Albanian Encouragement Project which supports over 35 mission agencies working in Eastern Europe.
Tuishime School, Arusha, in partnership with Hope for Tanzania - October
A return visit has been organised, led by Jane Caine. There are 3 other SVN volunteers, one with experience in working with children with S.N. Two weeks will be spent in the school working alongside the teachers, to include improving awareness and skills in differentiation.
Singapore OMF Home School Week - December
Two volunteers will be working in a team of 5 to plan and deliver a programme of activities for children of OMF mission partners who are home schooled.
City Gates Academy The Philippines January- February 2017
Two volunteers will be visiting the Philippines on an initial visit to two nursery schools set up by a teacher from the UK. A further visit may take place in 2018.