3 Class Teachers for the combined classes of Class 3-4, Class 5-6 and Class 7-8
After two years of hiatus caused by Covid-19, Lotus Garden, the first and only Waldorf school in Burma/Myanmar in Southeast Asia, is planning to reopen physically this September 2022.
The school is located in Pyin Oo Lwin, a hill-station town one and a half hours away from Mandalay- the second city and former royal capital of Burma/Myanmar, and two hours from one of the international airports in the country that reopened in mid-April 2022.
Favored by the former colonialists and locals alike for its pleasant climate warm enough for mangoes and avocadoes, and cool enough for Arabica coffee and strawberries, the town is currently a safe haven for many families who are fleeing sufferings elsewhere in the country.
As we are serving children and families from all walks of life from different parts of the country who are taking refuge in the town while preparing local teachers to become class teachers in the next few years, we are in need of compassionate, inspiring, and resourceful class teachers from abroad to come and help us from September 2022.
We are looking for 3 qualified and experienced Class teachers who can lead combined classes of Class 3-4, Class 5-6, and Class 7-8 each.
If you are willing to take up an opportunity to apply your initiative and resourcefulness to teach children and to train local teachers (both of whom will hold you in the highest regard), if an opportunity to explore how East and West can come together to create an ideal education excites you, if you are enthusiastic about localizing the Waldorf curriculum and helping to shape it to suit the contexts of the country steeped in Buddhist culture, if you enjoy working collaboratively in a small team, and if you have all those qualities – courage, resourcefulness, adaptability, openness, etc. – that working in a different environment demands, we would love to hear from you.
In blazing a new trail, we are not required to conform to bureaucratic stipulations or established ways of doing things but must instead find what this education becomes in this country full of ancient Buddhist treasures yet confronted by a number of contemporary challenges– an exciting endeavor for open-minded, adventurous and well-grounded teachers able to work well together. So why not come and be part of our small and pioneering team!
As well as taking care of the visa requirements, the school will provide airfares, accommodation, essential support, and remunerations as needed.
But the greatest reward will undoubtedly come from the experience of the difference you will be able to make in the lives of children and your contribution to making a truly child-centered and child-friendly education comes alive in this fascinating country with its remarkably warm and kind-hearted people.
Check out ‘A day in the life of the teachers’ at our school in its early days on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/MdqeNkKiYfc
or on Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lotus.garden.intl.school/posts/827033657643728
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If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Please also feel free to get in touch over any questions you may have.
Start Date: 14 September 2022
Closing Date: Open until filled
(Note: In case you are intrigued by the label ‘international school’ attached to our school, it is mainly for legal convenience because the only way to implement Waldorf education in Myanmar legally is by putting our school in the category of ‘international school’. In practice, we serve mostly local children of Myanmar while a few children of expatriates living in the area also attend our school.)
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