“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 Christian education is to empower and equip their teachers. Our Legacy Academy teachers have formal training and certification as required in Zambia, but they lack exposure to best-practice education strategies to implement within their classrooms.
To bridge this gap, we invite American teachers to join our Education staff in Zambia each summer for Teach One. Through the mentorship design of Teach One, an American teacher co-teaches with a Zambian teacher in one of our Legacy Academies filled with orphaned or vulnerable children who are sponsored through Family Legacy.
We encourage teachers with a minimum 2 years of full-time classroom experience and a desire to help children with diverse learning needs to be part of Teach One. Your experience and time will be an investment in developing well-trained Zambian teachers who inspire their students to become godly, Christian leaders for the NEXT 50 years of Zambia and beyond.
In 2017 we will be offering two summer Teach One trips in June. Each trip will be 10 days in length with a maximum of 14 certified teacher participants. Registration will close when all spots are filled.
Trip dates and costs will be available here on October 1st and registration for Teach One will open on October 26th, 2016.
If you would like additional information or if you have any questions, please contact our Teach One 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?Our days in the Legacy Academy begin early at 6:45 am and wrap up around 4:00 pm. In the evenings we eat dinner together, debrief and plan for the following day. The American teacher serves as a mentor and role model to implement the following: classroom rules and procedures, simple phonics/reading/language arts strategies, use of donated textbooks and 1-2 instructional strategies that can be implemented in all subject areas. One day of your trip will be spent at Camp Life and/or the Tree of Life Legacy Academy so that you can see our other ministry areas in action. It is our prayer that you will see the Lord at work in new ways and embrace His heart for the orphans of Zambia.
Will I receive training?
We want you to be fully prepared for a successful mentoring experience with Teach ONE. In order to ensure you’re ready to go when we arrive in Zambia, all teachers are required to attend this one-time training. You’ll learn more about the mission of Teach ONE, meet your team members and pick up your t-shirts/travel binder. All aspects of Teach ONE will be discussed from packing list to lesson planning, and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Family Legacy office in Irving, Texas
*If you live outside of Texas, we will arrange for you to participate via webinar.
Airfare, lodging, transportation, trip binder, 2 t-shirts, bottled water and most meals are included in your trip cost. You will need to bring your favorite breakfast foods, snacks and 2 bottles of jelly. Lunch at school each day will be PB & J sandwiches for you and the teacher you’re working with. A delicious and healthy dinner is provided each evening. You will have access to bottled drinking water at all times, so don’t forget to bring a large Nalgene type water bottle. You will room with 1 or 2 other teachers in safe, comfortable housing.
How should I sign up?Complete the online sign-up application. First time participants are asked to complete an informal telephone interview before travel can be confirmed. Upon confirmation, we can provide a support raising brochure, sample letter and personal fundraising link to assist you in raising funds for your trip. For an additional cost, it’s possible to add-on a week of Camp Life, side-trip or sponsorship visit to your Teach ONE trip. If you are interested in an add-on, please note this on your online application. As soon as your application is fully reviewed, our Teach ONE Coordinator will contact you. Please allow 2 weeks for complete application review.