The Maranyundo School is a school of excellence, providing 180 middle school girls with dedicated, degree-qualified teachers, small classes, a first rate curriculum and a vibrant and safe residential community in which to learn and grow. It offers tuition support to over half its students in order to provide economically vulnerable girls access to and expectations for academic excellence.
The Maranyundo School opened in 2008 and in the first three years it ranked third, second and last year FIRST, in the O Level National Exams. This is a remarkable achievement for a school dedicated to providing opportunity to the economically vulnerable and is testimony to the hard work and commitment of these young girls and their teachers.
The Maranyundo School was founded by a still active group of supporters in Boston. It is now owned and led by the Benebikira Sisters, a Rwandan order of Roman Catholic nuns, highly respected for their commitment to academic excellence and their unwavering compassion and heroism during the genocide. Under their leadership, and with the help of dedicated teachers from Rwanda and Uganda, the students are taught the full National Curriculum, with an emphasis on developing the self-confidence, knowledge and skills necessary for success in school and in life. The Maranyundo School community has high standards, believing that all students, no matter their personal background, can succeed at the highest level.
Due to its incredible success, the school is currently undergoing construction efforts that will expand its capacity to provide a full six years of excellent education for both middle school and high school for 360 students by 2017. The high school will provide the same level of academic excellence with a strong focus on Science and Technology.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Teaching Fellow
Each year, the Maranyundo Initiative sponsors two Teaching Fellow positions, offering the opportunity for teaching professionals to live and work at the Maranyundo Girls School in Nyamata, Rwanda. We are looking for two college graduates who are self-confident, independent and passionately committed to making a difference in the world.
Applicants for these positions must be United States citizens, hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, and have experience teaching in one of the following areas: English, Technology, Science or Math. Ideal candidates either hold a TOEFL or ESL certificate, or would be willing to obtain this credential through a recommended online program. These credentials are required in order to obtain a Rwandan visa.
As a Teaching Fellow, you will spend at least one school year (January-November) at the Maranyundo School, providing support to teachers and assistance to students in learning to speak and write English. You also will be expected to offer tutoring in particular subject areas, including science, math and technology. As a constant English speaker on campus, you will have the opportunity to be a role model to the girls – a supportive presence both in and out of the classroom -- offering help with academics and providing leadership in clubs and sports. Additionally, you will be expected to help the Head of School arrange and lead tours for English-speaking visitors to the school and to use social media regularly to keep the Maranyundo Initiative Board, and thus our donors and friends, updated on activities and daily life at the school.
Maranyundo Teaching Fellows will be present on campus full time during the teaching week, which runs Monday thru Saturday. You will live together on campus in the “Faculty House”, a simple -- but safe and beautiful -- residence where you can prepare meals, work together and share your experiences.
Duties and responsibilities of the MGS Teaching Fellows include:
Compensation & Benefits:
HOW TO APPLY:
We are now accepting applications for the 2015 and 2016 school years. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to apply NOW. You will be interviewed by someone from the Maranyundo Initiative and the Head of School.
All interested applicants should visit online at http://www.maranyundo.org for additional information. Please contact Kimberly Boucher at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.