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Peter Vancura (na503.online-age.net - 205.173.95.40)
Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2004 - 2:24 pm:   

Looking to continue making a difference?
BwB builds schools in the developing world while engaging youth in the U.S. to take positive action. BwB is looking for committed individuals interested in volunteer placements as project coordinators (PCs) in Mali, Nicaragua, and Malawi. PCs live in rural villages and work with their surrounding community to realize the construction of a schoolhouse. Duties: Mobilize community and supervise construction. Ensure project runs efficiently and school is built according to plan, schedule and budget. Document local culture with slides and video to share with students in the US. Post weekly web updates and facilitate email exchange between students in the village and their counterparts in the U.S. A PC posted to Malawi will spearhead BwBs expansion to this country: country research, staff development, and inaugural project. PCs must commit to two years of service. Required qualifications: BA degree, preferably in related field; Cross-cultural experience; Proficiency in 35mm photography and experience with video cameras; Ability and willingness to live in primitive conditions (i.e. no electricity, no running water, few modern medical facilities); Access to a car while in the US; Proficiency in one or more of the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, or Bambara. Applicants must be well-organized, mature, adventurous, outgoing, resourceful, flexible, self-motivated, creative, and capable of finding solutions to difficult problems on their own. Send cover letter and resume to Peter Vancura, International Program Coordinator, peter.vancura@buildingwithbooks.org; fax: 203-961-5087; website: www.buildingwithbooks.org. No calls please.

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