Volunteer needed : English Speaking Mathematics Teacher (ASAP)

The association :

“Yalla ! Pour Les Enfants” is an independent, impartial and secular association established under French law in July 2013 by a group of French citizens concerned by the lack of education opportunities for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Yalla! seeks to enhance capacities of existing education initiatives within the Syrian and Lebanese communities by supporting Syrian teachers, providing classrooms and enhancing teaching capacities.

The project :

Yalla ! will reopen its school in Aley in October 2015. The school welcomes over a hundred of Syrian refugee children, aged from 6 to 13 years old every day. They are thaught the UNICEF designed curriculum which mirrors the Lebanese curriculum. Extracurricular activities (drawing, sports, theatre, photography, writing, etc.) with special focus to trauma-affected children are organised by Lebanese, Syrian and international volunteers.

Yalla ! team works with a mix team of Syrian and Lebanese teachers along with the support of the authorities of Aley. Everyone is committed to protecting the children’s interests and supporting them throughout their personal, academic and civic development.

The tasks:

The mathematic teacher will teach mathematics and sciences in English and Arabic to Syrian children from level 1 to level 4 every day of the week (Monday to Friday) from 14:00 until 17:30. Some extra-hours will be required on the weekend, on a volunteer basis, to accompany the children in extra-school activities or to give remedial classes to pupils in need.

Qualities sought :

  • excellent communication skills with children and patience

  • team spirit and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment

Qualifications :

  • degree (at least Baccalaureate) in Mathematics or Sciences

  • teaching experience (particularly with young children)

  • English (good level)

Yalla !  highly encourages Lebanese nationals to apply.

If you fulfill these requirements, please send your CV before 15 September 2015 at this address : yalla.enfants@gmail.com, copying cbertal.yalla@gmail.com or, should you not have an Internet connection, hand it directly to the Director of the school, Ola, at the NTI Institute – Seraya – Aley.