“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
One of the most effective ways we can impact a Zambian child’s education is to empower and equip their teachers. All of our Zambian teachers have formal training and certification, but they lack exposure to best-practice strategies to implement within their classrooms.
To bridge this gap, we invite American teachers to join our Education staff in Zambia each summer on a two-week mentorship program called Teach ONE. During Teach ONE, the American teacher will observe, co-teach, and mentor a Zambian teacher in a Lifeway Christian Academy classroom filled with orphaned or vulnerable children sponsored through the Father’s Heart.
We encourage educators with 2+ years classroom teaching experience and a desire to help children with diverse learning needs to be a part of Teach ONE. Join us and help invest in developing well-trained teachers who will inspire their students to become Zambia’s future leaders
Each trip has a maximum of 10 teacher participants.
Upon application acceptance, participants will receive a link to download and sign Teach ONE trip expectation and financial commitment forms.
If you would like additional information or if you have any questions, please contact our Stateside Education Coordinator, Tia Plum. We are here to help you in any way as you plan and prepare to go inspire and change the nation of Zambia ONE teacher, ONE child at at time.
What can I expect to do in Zambia?The American teacher will serve as a mentor and role model to implement the following: classroom rules and procedures, shared reading lessons and 1-2 instructional strategies that could be implemented in all subject areas. The American teacher will coteach for approximately 4-5 days, full day teach for 2 days and provide daily observations of the Zambian classroom teacher/students while providing constructive feedback. 1-2 days may be spent at Camp LIFE and/or the Tree of Life Faith Christian Academy. Weekends will be a time to rest, reflect and plan, attend church with Camp LIFE, and sight-see the beautiful country of Zambia.
Will I receive training?In the spring of 2014, we’ll have a half-day Teach ONE training and information session at Family Legacy’s Irving, TX office. We’ll go over program expectations, packing list and answer any questions you may have.
Airfare, lodging, and most meals are included in the trip cost. You will need to bring your favorite breakfast foods, snacks and jelly. Lunch at school each day will be PB & Jelly sandwiches for you and the teacher you’re working with. Dinner is provided each day. You will room with 1 or 2 other teachers in safe, comfortable housing.
How should I sign up?First time participants will complete an informal interview before travel can be confirmed. Upon travel confirmation, we can provide a support raising brochure and personal fundraising link to assist you in raising funds for your trip.