Barwaaqo University

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Barwaaqo University, a women's teacher training college located in Somaliland, is looking to hire motivated teachers to train students in Montessori teaching.

Barwaaqo University opened in the Fall of 2017 as a higher learning institution teaching young women to become educators in Somaliland. Barwaaqo is the second education institution supported by the Horn of Africa Education Development Fund, the first is the Abaarso School of Science & Technology, featured in the New York Times and BBC World, a non-profit boarding school educating the best and the brightest Somali students in the Horn of Africa. Abaarso School graduates are enrolled at top schools including Harvard, Yale, Brown, MIT, Georgetown, Amherst, Brandeis, and many more. The schools are located outside of Hargeisa, Somaliland, a breakaway, self-governing region of Somalia. Barwaaqo University builds on Abaarso's success and the need for a quality local university.

Barwaaqo University is looking for individuals interested in dedicating at least one year to teaching and building a strong learning community. Not only would the individual be teaching Barwaaqo students in the classroom in Montessori pedagogy, but will also work with our free primary program. Barwaaqo offers an afternoon Primary School to children from the local village, providing a Montessori-style education to children, while also giving a student-teaching experience to Barwaaqo students.

Teachers will help build a school culture that puts the growth of the school and the students first, while finding a way around the challenges inherent in working in the developing world. Between the classroom, preparation, student groups, office hours, and other projects, teachers should expect 50-70 hours of work each week. With successful performance, significant upward mobility is possible for staff members.

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