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Preschool English teacher

Safe Haven Society is a Lebanese evangelical organization that serves at-risk children in Beirut, Lebanon. Our community center is currently running educational programs for children who have never been to school as well as homework support programs for at-risk children. Our preschool English teacher leads a class for a small group of children between the ages of 4 and 6 who, because of their nationality or socio-economic status, are unable to attend school. The goal of the class is to expose children to the English language through stories, songs, games and crafts, while focusing on basic social and behavioral skills in a safe and loving environment.

Experience with and love for children. Degree or training in education preferred, experience with ELL students a bonus. Ability to flex to an ever-changing life and ministry situation. Previous cross-cultural experience preferred, work with refugees and/or MENA peoples especially helpful. Vision Trip required.
Prepare and teach daily English lessons for a small group of at-risk children ages 4-6. Help with activities at the center as needed. Participate in staff meetings and trainings. Commit to Arabic language learning (group classes or private tutoring) in addition to responsibilities with SHS.
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In recent history, Beirut was known to be a considerably Western city in the Middle East, however Lebanon is currently in the midst of one of the worst economic crises in the history of the world. Electricity and gas are not always available, and the political situation is precarious and could explode at any moment. Instability is to be expected. Most people in the city of Beirut have experienced multiple traumas over the past few years. As such, the needs are great and ministry opportunities are endless. The worker would be living in Beirut, ideally with other foreign believers. He or she will be encouraged to become part of a local church, and will participate in WV Lebanon's team meetings and new worker mentorship program.
The Safe Haven Community Center is located in a low income, urban neighborhood on the outskirts of Beirut. The children who attend our programs are a mix of Lebanese and Syrian refugee children from various religious backgrounds. The team consists of Lebanese, Syrian and American staff and volunteers.
Lebanon, Europe MENA