Rwanda is a small, landlocked country in Africa’s Great Lakes region that is roughly the size of Massachusetts. Often called the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda is dominated by mountain ranges and highland plateaus. Rwanda’s high altitude allows for a more moderate climate than its position just south of the equator would suggest. The average annual temperature of 66° Fahrenheit (19° Celsius) varies little between rainy and dry seasons; rain falls mostly from February to May and September to December. The northwest tends to have a cooler climate, while the east is warmer. Most buildings have no climate control. The Fellow will live and work in the city of Muhanga, which is a one-hour drive from the capital, Kigali. Buses frequently travel between the two cities.
Host Institution: Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (ICK)/ English Language Resource Centre (ELRC)
The Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (ICK) is a post-secondary institution founded in 2002. ICK’s mission is to promote science, knowledge development, and innovation through quality education, research, and community services for social transformation and sustainable development. ICK has three faculties with seven departments: (1) the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies; (2) the Faculty of Science of Development; and (3) the Faculty of Social, Economic Sciences and Management.
ICK also hosts the English Language Resource Center (ELRC), which directs and supports English language teaching programs. The ELRC has been instrumental in promoting TESOL innovations by hosting several ELT workshops, including activities related to the U.S. Department of State’s American English Webinar Series.
- The Fellow will conduct teacher training for English network teachers in public schools.
- The Fellow will prepare materials for ELT workshops and support design, training, and implementation efforts for an early-grade reading project in public schools.
- The Fellow will support the English language team during professional development and language learning projects.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Deliver ELT short courses for local teachers and English Access Microscholarship (Access) teachers
- Offer one to two professional development sessions during the annual Teacher Skills Forum