Job: Kindergarten Teacher

Sunbird Trust

Peace Through Education.

Sunbird Trust is a NGO that operates in the conflict affected regions of North East India to promote peace and development through education. The trust currently supports schools and children’s homes in Manipur, Assam, Nagaland and Mizoram through student sponsorships, nutrition schemes, hostel constructions, and other infrastructural and need based support. Paangkriang Friendship School in the remote Ijeirong Village, Tamenglong District, Manipur is one of the schools that the trust supports. It caters to students from 14 neighbouring Naga villages. There are currently 351 students studying here, with 150 students staying in the school hostel. The trust envisions to develop this school into a self sustainable model school, and then further implement the same model into schools under its umbrella in the future. Further, we aim to provide an education that would help our children become well rounded human beings, rooted in love, respect, and compassion. It would be a holistic education model that caters to the Emotional, Intellectual, Physical and Expressive development of our children. It would be an education that is practical to the needs of the community. The Phase 1 towards this transformation would be implemented in the academic year starting February 2017.
To learn more about our work, please visit our website at sunbirdtrust.com.

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For the academic year starting February 2017, we are seeking:

KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS (LKG and UKG)
The role would require the candidate to be a teacher to either Lower Kindergarten or Upper Kindergarten. Further, (s)he would lead the training and development of the local pre-primary teachers with the aim that they would be fully capable to lead instruction by themselves in the coming years. An ideal candidate would be someone :

• who loves being around kids and is patient with them.
• who is passionate about teaching.
• who has experience teaching re-primary classes (preferable).
• who has an infinite reserve of energy to keep up with the energy of kids. (Important!)
• who can work with the team to revamp the school curriculum.
• who is a strong planner with a good understanding of unit planning and lesson planning.
• who is adaptable and independent to work in a unstructured environment with minimal supervision.
• who is familiar with the concepts of Experiential Learning.
• who is willing to learn and open to trying new methods and practices in teaching.
• who can train, support and motivate adults towards excellence.
• who has good written and oral communication as well as interpersonal skills.
• who has an interest in extracurricular activities.
• who loves nature, and can adapt to living a minimalist lifestyle.
• who is willing to partake in the overall functioning of the school apart from instructional duties.
• who is humble, patient and proactive to serve those less fortunate.

WHAT WOULD YOU GAIN?
• A salary of INR 12,000 per month.
• Simple homely food and accommodation.
• An opportunity to plan and execute your own projects aligned to the values and vision of the organization.
• A huge learning opportunity and immense personal growth.
• Unparalleled pristine nature at your door-step to explore.

IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU,
Write to us by 20/12/2016 at connect@sunbirdtrust.com, CC-ing chrisrego@sunbirdtrust.com and aswathy.pj92@gmail.com along with a copy of your CV and Cover Letter.
The selection window will be 21 – 24 December,2016.
The Kindergarten Teacher would be required to join us on January 22nd, 2017 (you are definitely welcome to join us earlier and be a part of the fantastic school revamp projects going on).

To apply for this job email your details to chrisrego@sunbirdtrust.com

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