Our Summer Program in Namibia
10 Weeks (June – August) |
Host Family or Teacher Housing
Teach Computer Literacy
In addition to teaching basic computer skills to students and teachers, volunteers’ teach classes in a range of subjects, taught in English.
Placements span all grade levels, from elementary to high school. You will be working with both students and teachers who would otherwise receive little quality English language and ICT instruction. Depending upon the needs of the school, past volunteers have taught a variety of subjects in addition to ICT. Your close living proximity to the school allows you to get to know your learners outside of the classroom, whether it will be helping to organize a library, starting a soccer club, or teaching them to dance. Share your talents and skills with your Namibian community!
Placement & Housing
Your life outside the classroom is with a local host family or on school grounds with other Namibian teachers who will quickly become your in-country family. In either case, you have your own room and could possibly expect to bulk up those arm muscles as you carry water from the spigot, depending on your placement. While you live within walking distance of your school, it’s common for placements to be a few hours outside of a larger town. Living in rural Africa doesn’t mean you’ll be at a loss for things to do, as you can play soccer with your students, mingle at the market, and figure out ways to adapt your life to the resources available to you in the village.
Your contribution to the Namibia Summer program of $4,990 goes towards:
- Comprehensive orientation, mid-service, and end of service training conferences
- Planned excursions during program
- 24-hour in-country field staff support
- Pre-departure preparation and visa assistance if necessary
- Supplemental overseas travel medical insurance
- Alumni services and networking
Participants are able to successfully fundraise all or a significant portion of their program expenses. Please refer to our fundraising page for more information about fundraising possibilities.
Volunteers in the Namibia Summer program must:
- Be a native-level English speaker
- Be between the ages of 18 and 74
- Be flexible, open-minded, and patient
- Have a genuine interest in teaching