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English Teaching and Library Coordinator Needed to Help Economically Disadvantaged Children in the Impoverished Districts of El Porvenir and Alto Trujillo, on the North Coast of Peru

Posted By: SKIP <[email protected]>
Date: Monday, 3 December 2018, at 4:28 p.m.

SKIP is a charity working with disadvantaged families in an impoverished district of the city of Trujillo, Peru. Our holistic program focuses on the educational, economic, emotional and social development of each child and family. It is our aim to foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives.

Education Department

There are over 200 children between the ages of four and eighteen years old currently enrolled in the education programme, which makes it the largest department in SKIP. We aim to maintain an exciting, stimulating and engaging learning environment. Our aim is not to replace the local education system, but rather supplement it. Following a curriculum designed especially for the children at SKIP, we provide classes in subjects such as reading comprehension, Math and Computing.

The English teaching programme:

Our English Programme ( http://skipperu.org/programs/education/#accordion-3 )consists of between five and ten volunteers. We conduct lessons in classes at the SKIP centre, and also in local public schools.

We take a dynamic approach to teaching the children; lessons are creative, activity-based and interactive. There are lots of games and songs to keep the children engaged so they can enjoy learning in a fun environment. The English team works together with the Peruvian public school teachers to implement these teaching practices in the classroom.

The Library Programme:

Our Library functions as a library, drop-in centre, homework club and short-term child-care. What makes it so special is that it is voluntary. Kids turn up as and when they want to. It can be the difference between being at home alone looking after even younger siblings or having a safe fun place to do homework, read and engage in educational play. It is a place where our working parents know their children will be safe and supported every afternoon. It offers child-cares support for mothers who attend our educational or skills workshops at SKIP. The library is open to the 300+ primary and secondary children who access SKIP. Every day we see kids build their confidence in reading and writing and maths and it is incredibly rewarding.

The position:

We are currently recruiting a Coordinator to lead the English Teaching Programme and Library Programme.

The English Teaching and Library Coordinator is responsible for training and supervising the English teaching volunteers, observing lessons, providing feedback and motivating the team. They will be developing and revising the curriculum and liaising with the local public schools in El Porvenir. They will also support the Primary Education Programme ( http://skipperu.org/programs/education/#accordion-1 ) by being responsible for the Library Programme. The English Teaching and Library Coordinator is responsible for training and supervising library volunteers, ensuring children in the library are receiving appropriate educational support, and management of library resources.

Volunteer Profile


EFL/ESL teacher with 2 year minimum experience

Minimum 1 year commitment

Intermediate Spanish

Experience teaching and managing large groups of children

Passion for working with children

Able to collaborate with others and work in a team

Ability to work with limited resources


Fluent Spanish

Degree in ESL/EFL or Teaching

Experience writing and developing curriculum

2 year commitment

Supervisory Experience

Experience working in a developing country/Latin America

The benefits of working with us

In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:

Housing and living allowance

Volunteering Visa

a thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role

structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members

mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions

the chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community

confirmation of service

If you are ready to take the next step, you can download an application form at http://skipperu.org/volunteer-positions/#Process

Or feel free to email [email protected] with any questions.

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