Foundation Outreach International Jordan

JOR2017-01: ABS Volunteer Teacher Program


Donor Opportunity:

Support will fund travel, room & board, and educational expenses of select student teachers sponsored by Foundation Outreach International at the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) and the YMWA School for Special Education.

Anticipated Annual Funding Need: $15,000


Project Location: Amman, Jordan
Dates of Project: August 2017—June 2018
Deadline for Application: March 1, 2017
Number of FOI Participants Needed: Two
Participant Prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 21 years of age.
  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • A valid passport (a visa will be required for all participants—purchased upon arrival at the Amman airport).
  • Past participation in FOI or select youth camps preferred (not required).
  • The maturity to deal with people who may have a different cultural, economic, and religious background and may challenge in a respectful way the beliefs of the participants.
  • The ability to set an excellent example of high moral personal conduct at all times.
  • The ability to adapt to different environments and cultures and to get along well with people.
  • A recommendation from an FOI Board member is preferred.
  • Two additional references.
Housing and Living Expenses:

The ABS will cover housing and living expenses for the volunteers while they are serving in Jordan.

Environment:

The environment is challenging but will be suitably comfortable. Jordan is a developing country, but it is generally clean and free of most common communicable diseases. The hospitality of the Jordanian people is renowned, and the participants will be welcomed with open arms.

Nature of Project:

Two qualified volunteer teachers will be chosen to serve at the Amman Baccalaureate School (ABS) during the 2017-2018 academic year. These volunteers need to demonstrate an aptitude to teach K-12 students and a desire to enthusiastically represent Foundation Outreach International’s work in an Arab-Muslim culture where the highest level of moral behavior is required. The areas and disciplines within the ABS that the volunteers will teach will be determined once the volunteers are chosen.

The ABS, established in 1981, is a coeducational and nonprofit school that caters to students aged 3 to 18 years. The school offers an academically rigorous program, enriched by extensive curricular activities, that culminates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificates. The school aims to provide an education that, while remaining firmly rooted in the Arab heritage and culture, aspires to meet the highest international standards. Foundation Outreach International and select Board members have a long history of involvement with the ABS, dating back to the Ambassador Foundation project of the 1980s and 1990s. We participate in the school by the direct invitation of Her Royal Highness Princess Sarvath El Hassan.

Goals of Participant Involvement:

FOI has designed these programs to help motivated student teachers connect with Jordanian citizens and youth through service. This dimension of leadership and service will be awakened and directed toward our vision of “Doing a World of Good.” To that end, all participants should understand that their involvement in this project should lead them to:

  1. Understand the vision of and need for good works for humanity.
  2. Experience and live the vision of serving others in need.
  3. Identify with and participate in the FOI mission.
  4. Understand that, by such participation, they will have become a part of something bigger than themselves and contributed to the greater good of humanity.

Pre-trip teleconference and post-project discussion of these outcomes will be asked of all service project participants.

Estimated Cost to FOI Service Project Participants:

Participants will pay for one half of their airfare and any insurance they require in addition to the health insurance provided by the ABS.