|Hi Everyone,It is an exciting time at St Jude's at the moment with lots of visitors, including our ambassador Rebel Wilson who met her sponsor student for the first time! We're also hunting for a range of new volunteers (see the positions in our newsletter JUST CLICK ON THIS LINK TO GET THE NEWSLETTER) and I am getting ready to travel to Singapore and Australia with Felix to catch up with supporters. Kim will be joining Felix in October as well so be sure to check our website to find an event near you.
Also in this edition …
HERE IS ONE OF THE STORIES FROM THE SCHOOL OF ST JUDE NEWSLETTER…..
Are You Interested in Volunteering in Tanzania?
If you’re a teacher looking for an exciting new job, experience living abroad, and the chance to give back, then why not look into becoming a volunteer? We are currently searching for a range of volunteers, including some experienced Teacher Mentors.
Meet Gaye, one of our Mentors with over 25 years of education experience.
Why did you decide to come to St Jude’s?
I actually wasn’t looking for a new job. I just glanced at a newspaper and saw the Teacher Mentor role advertised. In the past, I’d worked overseas in corporate schools that were all about making money and that just wasn't for me. I was drawn to St Jude’s mission to help disadvantaged children in the region.
What is it like to work as a teacher mentor?
Some teachers are nervous coming to the school to work in a mentor role because they don’t have experience in a senior position or working with other teachers. Don’t be! This program gives local teachers a chance to work with and learn from teachers who have a different background in education.
Mentors spend the day with local teachers during their planning sessions. We help them find resources and figure out creative ways to implement them in the classroom. But, more than anything, we are a sounding board for the teachers and respond to whatever needs they might have.
Working as a Teacher Mentor has been amazing not only in content, but in our ability to make an impact. If I worked in a classroom, I could help that class of students. But, as a mentor, I get to work with 10 teachers who teach 25 students each, which means I can help 250 people!
Current Volunteer Positions
Media Relations Officer We are currently seeking an experienced Media Officer to build relationships with media contacts in Australia and around the world in an effort to promote our vision of Fighting Poverty Through Education.
Short-Term Photographer As a short-term volunteer photographer you will capture different aspects of student life from the boarding houses to lunchtime in the playground.
Sponsor Relations Assistant The Sponsor Relations Team prides itself in providing engaging, informative and highly personalised communication to our students’ sponsors.
2015 Health Check Team Are you a health professional? We are searching for a team to visit our school to assist with annual student health checks.
See the full positions on our website www.schoolofstjude.co.tz/join-us/volunteer.html