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Beyond Borders Lesvos

Stranded on Lesvos after escaping war and conflict, refugees are truly living in a hellish state of transit, where their dreams of building a new life are placed on hold for months and even years. Beyond Borders is committed to supporting non-formal educational opportunities for asylum seekers on the island of Lesvos, Greece. We use a trauma-informed approach for teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL), incorporating expressive arts and peacebuilding themes into language instruction and acquisition.

As a Primary School Teacher, you will be responsible for teaching 6-12 year old students, helping to deliver and fulfill the educational program goals of TeachBeyond and the Beyond Borders Lesvos project, through the support of local NGO partners.

  • Teach two (2) classes per day - 4 days per week - to 6-12 year old students
  • Assist in the delivery and implementation of the program curriculum, ensuring learning offerings align with the Beyond Borders' Guiding Principles and "Learn to Heal" concept of learning
  • Teach in a variety of locations within the camp, where educational programming is offered
  • Provide education on basic skills of English, Math, Creative Arts, and other subjects appropriate for preparing students for transition
  • Assist in the instruction or direction for teaching in Creative Arts; may include teaching music, drama, visual arts, instruments, vocal or choral instruction, or dance; includes a heavy attention to the importance of using arts and movement to attend to the psychological needs of trauma victims
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing classroom guidelines
  • Encourage and monitor progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies, as appropriate and applicable
  • Collaboratively teach with other teachers, while coaching and mentoring identified residents of the camp to step into assistant teaching roles
  • In cooperation with other teachers and assistants, create a loving and safe environment of care for vulnerable children

Dates: Volunteers serve for 90-day rotations throughout the year.

Costs: Approximately $3900-$5500, including funds for travel insurance and airfare

Beyond Borders
SCHOOL SIZE: Varies by program
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