Fifteen years ago, I got on a plane by myself and flew to Africa for the first time. Ironically, I was on my way to work at a school in rural Zambia. I knew from a young age I wanted to work with kids in Africa and as my first year of university was coming to an end, I had a strong sense it was time. So I took the first half of my second year off and worked for a term at Sakeji School. My jobs were many… from making ice cream, to helping kids learn to read, planning crafts and activities, teaching swimming (they had a river-fed pool…it was lovely!), helping with baths and bedtime. Virtually every student was a boarder so just loving kids who were far from their parents was my most important role.
Of course there were challenges, but I loved it. I met some incredible people and had a sense of purpose like I never had before. I credit that experience as the nudge I needed towards my teaching degree and eventually specializing in ESL. Without it, I might very likely not be here right now.
All that to say, a similar opportunity is available here at MICS. We are looking for a young adult to join us as an intern next term from February 1 to April 1, 2016. No experience is required… just a love for kids and a willingness to serve. If you know someone who might be interested please share this with them. For more info please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last term we were blessed with an amazing intern named Christy who had a huge impact on the students here. Watch her share some of her experiences here and learn more about MICS in general here. Thanks!