The world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, will deploy to the West African nation of Liberia in June. Mercy Ships is urgently seeking volunteer Christian educators to teach in the ship’s onboard Academy.
LIBERIA, West Africa – The world’s largest charity hospital ship,
the Africa Mercy, will deploy to the West African nation of Liberia in June. Mercy Ships is urgently seeking volunteer
Christian educators to teach in the ship’s onboard Academy.
teaching aboard the Africa Mercy will be challenging, but also extremely
rewarding,” says Academy Director Brian Blackburn. “We’re looking for teachers
qualified to work with students from Kindergarten through high school. We’re especially interested in teachers with
specialties in math, science, English, French, Bible and art.”
Africa Mercy is the newest Mercy Ship.
An all-volunteer crew of nearly 500 from more than 30 nations will live
and serve onboard, including about 60 children.
The hospital ship
will provide free world-class medical care to Africa’s
forgotten poor using six onboard operating rooms and a 78-patient bed recovery
be certified, have at least two years experience, and able to commit for at
least one year (Aug. ‘07-Aug. ‘08). A three-month entry-level training program
is required for teachers wanting to extend their service beyond one year.
will begin the first of August in Monrovia,
begins on August 20. Volunteer teachers
are required to cover crew fees of approximately $525 per month, plus health
insurance, and travel expenses to and from Liberia. Couple and family housing is very limited.
Ships: Founded in 1978 as a global charity by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy
Ships is the leader in using hospital ships to deliver free world-class health
care and community development services to the forgotten poor.
The crew consists
of volunteer professionals from around the world. Doctors, dentists, nurses, community
developers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and many others donate their
time and skills to the effort. More than 1,000 career volunteer crew from over
40 nations are joined each year by over 2,000 short-term volunteers.
Mercy Ships has
performed more than 1.5 million free services for the forgotten poor, with a
value of $600 million and directly impacted more than 1.7 million people. Statistics include treating more than 200,000
people in village medical clinics; performing more than 26,000 surgeries and
162,000 dental treatments; and completing more than 800 construction,
agriculture and water development projects.
teachers should contact: Brian Blackburn, Academy Director, Mercy Ships Intl.,
PO Box 2020, Garden
903.939.7183; or brian. email@example.com.