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We are looking for a female volunteer to teach at a new, all-girls after school program here at FunLimon.

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Internship Opportunity: Education for Girls' Empowerment

Program Description:
 
Start Date: July 1, 2016
Position: Volunteer Teacher
 
We are looking for a female volunteer to teach at a new, all-girls after school program in Tola, Nicaragua. You will be joined by 2 local Nicaraguan female volunteers who are currently enrolled in a university program and will be helping teach subjects such as Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science, Critical Writing, Female Leadership, Current Events and more. The program focuses on empowering young girls and giving them the skills and resources to become vocal advocates in their rural community of Limon 1, Nicaragua. 
 
This unpaid internship offers the chance to experience living and working abroad in a developing country while positively contributing to girls' education and empowerment initiatives. By creating a quality education program, we are able to offer a chance for local students to enter an intensive program that will successfully prepare them for universities or a career. 
 
In our local community, girls and women face many challenges that sometimes inhibit their ability to reach their full potential academically, professionally and economically.  School drop-out rates are very high and gender discrimination is a constant battle for women and girls. 
Our hope is to create a program that will help young girls to increase their academic achievement and become global citizens.
  
The chosen intern will be responsible for leading a group of 10 girls, teaching about human rights, social responsibility and drive. We believe that education for girls will not only encourage gender equality in Tola, Nicaragua, but also help in the growth of more confident, independent women who are able to live a life of their own choosing- whether that means furthering their education onto university level or pursuing the career of their choice.
 
The program will take place on the FunLimon campus, a community center in Limon #1 that was created by The Mark and Kathryn Ford Family Foundation Inc. FunLimon's mission is to create eduational opportunities for Tola locals.  Their ultimate goal is to provide locals with the skills and know-how to ignite lasting, positive change in their community.  FunLimon is an accredited vocational school and also supports athletic programs and a wide variety of community outreach projects. The FunLimon campus is 30-acres and includes two school buildings, an administrative office, a covered basketball arena, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a martial arts dojo, a baseball stadium, a soccer field, a playground and a small livestock farm. FunLimon is located just 1km from the Popoyo beach, a local surf town with many hostels, restaurants and surf breaks to explore on your off time. Your onsite volunteer coordinators, Rosie and Kristen, will be there to welcome you and provide you with support during your time volunteering. 
 
The after school program will follow the Pearson curriculum for Math, Science, Language Arts, English Critical Writing and Critical Thinking. There will also be a strong emphasis on teaching additional subjects, including: Female Leadership, current events and human rights, through conversation and discussions.  As a volunteer for empowering girls and women abroad and spending your time supporting and mentoring impressionable young women, you will be an important part of helping them towards a better future.
 
The program starts July 4, 2016 and will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1pm-4pm at FunLimon. 
 
Requirements:
  • Minimum 6-month commitment beginning no later than July 1st, 2016
  • 4-year university degree in Education, Social Science, Gender Studies, International Development or related field
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience teaching and/or mentoring youth
  • Commitment to the education and empowerment of women and girls

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to funlimonnicaragua@gmail.com