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January 14, 2013

Teach English in Lebanon this Summer!

Project SHINE
Summer Help IN English

Apply to LEAP’s Project SHINE and Teach English in the Palestinian Refugee camps of Lebanon this Summer!

Deadline: February 8, 2013
Project Dates: July 1 - August 3, 2013

Apply online: http://www.leap-program.org/get-involved/apply-shine/

Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is an educational empowerment program dedicated to nurturing the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of Palestinian refugee-youth in Lebanon so they may become agents of change.

LEAP aims to illuminate the plight of Palestinian refugees, particularly in Lebanon, through volunteer-run educational projects and scholarship opportunities; simultaneously facilitating a rich cultural exchange, and deepening the understanding of Palestinian refugees. It provides a space in which ideas, goals and aspirations can be nurtured to their full potential. Learn more>>>

PROJECT SHINE - Summer Help IN English
The SHINE project is an intensive English program. LEAP recruits volunteers to teach English and extracurricular activities, while living and working in the refugee camps of Lebanon. In turn, our volunteers learn about the plight of Palestinian refugees in general, but particularly in Lebanon. Volunteers and students share a mutual learning experience. Upon return to their home communities, volunteers are encouraged to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees.

In addition to the remedial English classes, SHINE offers students weekly field trips and recreational activities to encourage physical and emotional growth at a pivotal stage in students’ lives. Some of these activities include yoga, debke (a Palestinian folkloric dance), theater, social media, videography, photography, art, and creative writing. Learn more about Project SHINE>>>

Only one third of refugee-students enrolled in first grade at UNRWA schools go on to complete their high school education. One major factor in this high dropout rate is failure to pass the Lebanese Brevet high-school entrance examination. The exam is administered in English and Palestinian refugee students exhibit high failure rates in marked contrast to their Lebanese counterparts.

Project SHINE offers an intensive summer session in remedial English in order to prepare students for the Brevet examination, strengthen their English proficiency, and provide a safe and productive space for intellectual and recreational activities to change the routine of camp life during the summer. Learn more about why English is important & the right to education>>>

LEAP seeks dynamic, compassionate, and motivated volunteers who enjoy working with young adults; value the right to quality education for all people; maintain respect and diplomacy in their interactions with people of different backgrounds; and are capable of working under challenging circumstances.

Volunteers must be prepared to work in small classrooms with sporadic or scarce electricity, extreme heat, and limited resources. Volunteers must also be able to endure difficult living conditions such as cramped and uncomfortable apartments, as well as extreme heat and discomfort. Most importantly, LEAP volunteers must be culturally sensitive and carry themselves in a mature, appropriate, and respectful manner at all times during the program.

We strongly encourage interested applicants to apply. This is a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The Program has consistently been described as a meaningful, unforgettable experience and we hope that you will join our team! Learn more about getting involved>>>

To apply to Project SHINE, please complete the online application before the deadline. Kindly note, acceptances are made on a rolling basis and we will close the application process when all positions are filled.

To learn more, support our projects, partner with us, and/or help us fundraise, please visit the LEAP Program's website.

Contact: info@leap-program.org

Posted by ksosnows at January 14, 2013 02:07 PM


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