Teach for Qatar receives over 170 applications
For its second batch of Fellowship, Teach for Qatar has received over 170 applications so far, from which 40% are Qataris.[boxify cols_use =”1″ cols =”2″ position =”right” order =”none” box_spacing =”10″ padding =”10″ background_color =”#3c3c3c” border_style =”solid” ]
- Applicants must be recent graduates (less than four years), or due to be awarded an undergraduate degree before the start of the next academic year
- Cumulative GPA must be 3.00 out of 4.00
- Have a track record of academic achievement and community contribution
- Possess: strong leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills, embodied in creativity. With an ability to communicate effectively to achieve conflict resolution
- Fluency in English and Arabic
- Must be from a non-teaching background (Applications from current or past teachers, or individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in education will not be accepted.)
In a Qatar Tribune report, Mohammed Fahkroo, CEO of Teach for Qatar, has called upon people “not to make money but for the opportunity to give back to the country”, encouraging more graduates and professionals to apply for the fellowship.
The first batch comprises 12 fellows, including three Qataris, who have been assigned at nine independent schools to teach Mathematics, Science or English to grades 7 and 8.
Founded by Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al-Thani, Teach For Qatar is a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) launched to provide quality education in classrooms, by reinvesting exceptionally talented leaders, from non-teaching backgrounds, into the independent school system. Professionals recruited for full-time teaching positions, referred to as ‘Fellows’, are required to commit two years towards teaching in partner schools.
Applications for the second batch of fellows close on Wednesday 1st April 2015.