The Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) aims to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to international higher education. AAI Scholars are students who have lost one or both parents and are committed to returning home, or to the region of Sub-Saharan Africa, to initiate change, innovation, and development.
Interns working with Ashinaga Senegal have the unique opportunity to teach and mentor around 20 talented students, each from a different country of sub-Saharan Africa. These students are ambitious high school graduates, selected by Ashinaga to receive a full scholarship for an undergraduate degree abroad.
Depending on their country of origin, selected students will spend a preparatory year in one of Ashinaga’s regional offices:
In Senegal for French speaking students who will study in France or those who will study in English.
In Uganda for English speaking and Portuguese-speaking students.
This preparatory year has three main objectives:
Preparation for Higher Education Abroad
Life abroad preparation
These objectives will be achieved through two Camps: the six-month Study Camp (July to December 2020), which focuses on strengthening the students’ academic skills, preparation for university applications and the improvement of their leadership skills. In Senegal, three linguistic tracks are available:
Francophone track for studying in France.
Anglophone track for studying in English in Japan (there is a possibility that a small number of francophone students will go on to study in the UK or the USA).
Japanese track for studying in Japanese in Japan
Between the two Camps, the students go back to their countries of origin before coming back to Senegal to participate in the second two-month Preparatory Camp (May-June 2021). It will focus on the practical aspect of living and studying abroad while further strengthening of the students’ academic competences and leadership skills is also included.
We are looking for interns to teach specific subjects related to our Anglophone track students’ future studies and more general university skills, preparation for English language tests such as IELTS as well as offer support with universities applications (support with CV, cover letters and applications).
6-month duration: June 18th to December 11th, 2020 (for Anglophone track interns). If you are more interested in teaching in French, please follow the Jotform link for our Francophone internship programme below.
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