Mentoring students in learning, literacy, and life skills

Are you enthusiastic about teaching? Do you enjoy working with young children and high schools students? For this project we are looking for two participants who are keen to work with young people and have practical teaching knowledge. In addition, you should have a background in computer or natural sciences and knowledge of environmental or social and health issues. Participation in this project requires you to be confident communicating in English.

The Pestalozzi Education Centre offers primary and secondary school education for students in grades 1 to 12. Its 35 staff members and three volunteers provide vocational and practical skills, and strive to inculcate academic excellence and promote tolerance and service to the community in their students. Pestalozzi is based in Ibex Hill in Zambia’s capital city of Lusaka. The school faculty is divided into four departments: languages, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, the latter of which includes business and computer studies. In addition to classes offered as part of the national curriculum, Pestalozzi offers its students a wide variety of extracurricular activities. With support from a staff member, students run, for example, an environmental club and an agriculture production unit. Moreover, the school offers dynamic civic education lessons to promote students’ personal growth and engagement in the development of communities in which they live.

As a GLEN participant, you would be involved in the school’s environmental club activities and support staff members in coaching and mentoring students in literacy, learning, and life skills. You might also lead extracurricular activities for students in your area of expertise and support teachers and students during class sessions on global issues.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between August and October 2018.

Trainings and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN team will be comprised of one German participant and one Hungarian participant.

Program component: GLEN

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Education; Children and Youth

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Social Issues; Teaching and Education

Field(s) of study: Humanities; Sociology and Social Sciences; Education and Pedagogy; Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: IT and web design; Environmental Studies

Period of the internship: 3 months between August and October 2018

Country: Zambia

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Pestalozzi Education Centre

Classification of the internship in the development fields (Numbers): 2, 8

Number of the internship: 1101


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