About the Teacher in Lesvos, Greece Position
In alignment with the TeachBeyond vision and mission and called to serve the mission of Beyond Borders as Christ followers, the teacher will provide direct teaching and teacher training to children and/ or adults who are seeking asylum and awaiting resettlement on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Continued education in the field of refugee education, trauma, or language is highly encouraged in this position, as time and resources permit.
Position Start Date: Jan 1, 2019
About Beyond Borders Lesvos Educational Project
Since 2015 over a million refugees have flooded into Greece, thousands having boarded dingy boats in Turkey, risking their lives attempting to reach Lesvos, one of the main entry points into Europe. While Lesvos was initially thought of as a "transit stop", the reality is that refugees are remaining on Lesvos for indefinite periods of time and there are no educational opportunities for refugee children.
Beyond Borders Lesvos will develop and implement educational, play-based, hands-on and therapeutically-informed learning and recreational programming to children and youth on Lesvos.
We seek to provide for the overall well-being of refugee children and youth by attending to their psychological, social, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs.
We greatly value persons with a heart to serve refugees and experience in education, counselling, youth work, administration, development. We are looking for people with a pioneer spirit, incredible flexibility, and initiative.