Type of Student: National, Missionary Kid, Expatriate
Certification Needed: Yes
Years of Experience Required: None
Monthly Support Estimate for One Person: USD $1,600.00
About the Secondary Principal Position
Working with an administrative team to provide vision and leadership to a fantastic international staff, this position is key to ongoing school improvement efforts and a culture of excellence in terms of academic, social, and spiritual growth among the diverse student population at Sahel Academy. Duties to begin for the 2018-2019 school year
About Sahel Academy
Sahel Academy is an international Christian school located in Niamey, Niger Republic (West Africa). The school was opened in September 1986, initially to meet the educational needs of missionary families. Since then, its scope has broadened to serve many other families in the community. Sahel Academy follows an English-speaking international curriculum and currently has over 150 students in grades K-12 representing 19 countries. The vision of the school is to nurture students to be learners loving God and transforming their world. Its mission, similarly, is to develop students of the highest quality through a holistic education while nurturing a Christ-like character and a heart of service. Other Benefits the school offers: French Lessons
Niger Country Facts
18,045,729 (July 2015 est.)
Muslim 80%, other (includes indigenous beliefs and Christian) 20%
Below Poverty Line
63% (1993 est.)
Country Summary (from the World Factbook)
Niger became independent from France in 1960 and experienced single-party and military rule until 1991, when Gen. Ali SAIBOU was forced by public pressure to allow multiparty elections, which resulted in a democratic government in 1993. Political infighting brought the government to a standstill and in 1996 led to a coup by Col. Ibrahim BARE. In 1999, BARE was killed in a counter coup by military officers who restored democratic rule and held elections that brought Mamadou TANDJA to power in December of that year. TANDJA was reelected in 2004 and in 2009 spearheaded a constitutional amendment that would allow him to extend his term as president. In February 2010, a military coup deposed TANDJA, immediately suspended the constitution, and dissolved the Cabinet. ISSOUFOU Mahamadou emerged victorious from a crowded field in the election following the coup and was inaugurated in April 2011. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world with minimal government services and insufficient funds to develop its resource base. The largely agrarian and subsistence-based economy is frequently disrupted by extended droughts common to the Sahel region of Africa. The Nigerien Movement for Justice, a predominantly ethnic Tuareg rebel group, emerged in February 2007, and attacked several military targets in Niger's northern region throughout 2007 and 2008. Successful government offensives in 2009 ended the rebellion. Niger is facing increased security concerns on its borders from various external threats including insecurity in Libya, spillover from the conflict in Mali, and violent extremism in northeastern Nigeria.
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Who We Are
We wholeheartedly desire to serve our Father’s world, to love Jesus Christ, and to see individuals and communities transformed by His Spirit through education.
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