THE Bukit Lawang Trust is offering qualified English teachers from the Channel Islands a chance to work in a Sumatran school for two months for what promises to be a life changing experience.
Thanks to support from the Ana Leaf Foundation, The Bukit Lawang Trust (a Jersey registered charity) will recruit three English teachers who need to have Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or an equivalent qualification.
Each teacher will be required to work for two months from either July to August, September to October or November to December at the Bukit Lawang English School in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Rebecca Coley, trustee of the Bukit Lawang Trust, said: “The placements are a wonderful opportunity for teachers from the Channel Islands to work within a community affected by natural disaster such as floods, tsunami and earthquakes. Not only is this a wonderful cultural experience but it is also a chance to make life-long friends.”
The Bukit Lawang charitable Trust focuses on health, education and sanitation. The English school in Sumatra, which is run by the Bukit Lawang Trust, sees over 70 children a day and all the lessons are free.
The placements will involve teaching three lessons a week to children aged between six and 16 and at least three smaller classes to older children who are hoping to go to university.
Hayley de Putron, Trustee of the Ana Leaf Foundation said: “This charity is doing a fantastic amount of work in this island which is still recovering from the devastating effects of the 2004 tsunami and other natural disasters. The opportunity this will give some young or perhaps more mature Channel Island teachers is fantastic.”
Each teacher will receive up to £1,000 from the Ana Leaf Foundation to go towards travel and vaccination costs and on arrival they will be given comfortable private accommodation at the Community Centre base together with free meals throughout their 60-day placement.
For further information about the Bukit Lawang Trust go to www.bukitlawangtrust.org or email Rebecca Coley at email@example.com.