Summer Volunteer Teaching in Namibia

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Program Description

WorldTeach Namibia summer volunteers serve as ICT teachers to both students and teachers/administrators, which practically means acting as a resource for improving basic computer literacy, and how to use this technology to make teaching as well as learning more effective and efficient. Moreover, because this instruction is done in English, volunteers are secondarily improving English-language skills, which is deeply needed.

Not only does Namibia lack qualified teachers generally, there is an even greater shortage when accounting for the those that lack the ability to teach in English, as mandated by the government. Moreover, such shortages are exacerbated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As such, most volunteers are also asked to serve as teachers in other subjects, especially English, as time, scheduling and interest allows. In addition, volunteers have the chance to become involved in extracurricular activities, within their school and/or community, in a variety of areas. Many choose to teach HIV/AIDS awareness classes, athletics, and work remedially with students that need extra assistance in certain areas, like reading.


Volunteers will be placed in primary or secondary schools, in both rural and urban areas, participating in Namibia's ICT in Education Initiative. Placements are typically individual (one volunteer per school), so that the maximum number of schools can be served. While you are likely to be the only WorldTeach volunteer at your school, placements are clustered so that volunteers are within visiting distance of other volunteers.

Volunteers live either in government-provided teacher housing at their school, typically with other Namibian or volunteer teachers, or with a host family in various rural locations. Volunteers have the option of receiving TEFL certification.


* Native English speaker
* Comfortable working in cross-cultural environments
* Independent worker
* Good people skills and organizational skills
* Flexibility and creativity in problem solving
* Teaching or volunteer experience
* Interest in international education and development

What`s Included

The cost of this program includes:
~Emergency evacuation services
~In-country orientation/Training
~In-country staff support
~International travel
~Medical insurance
~Living stipend
~Pre-departure orientation/Training
~Written materials abroad
~Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:
The cost of the Namibia Summer program is $3,990. This includes pre-departure information and preparation, round-trip international airfare, health insurance, week-long in-country orientation, transportation to your site, meals and housing during orientation and throughout your teaching service, and 24-hour field support.

Program Locations

Windhoek, Namibia

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Program Details

  • Namibia: Windhoek
1-3 months
Monthly living stipend
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