Students International partners short-term outreach participants with long-term missionary professionals to serve those in need through specific occupational ministries. Below is a description of those ministries where Students International is sharing the Good News in the area of Education.
Pre-Escolar El Callejon is located in a rural community of displaced people whose community was destroyed in 1998 by hurricane George. The preschool has an enrollment of twenty-four 3 & 4 year old children. Children in the school are taught basic foundational skills, including math and reading. The children are also taught about the God who created them and the world we live in, as well as given a love for learning. Our goal in the pre-school is to prepare these children to break the norms of public education in this country by equipping them to be successful students, as well as to plant the seeds of knowledge of God and his goodness. Participants will help with school organization, teaching, preparing meals, and assisting the teachers in the daily routine of the school. The school also runs a tutoring center in the afternoon where outreach participants are able to help immensely. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Dominican Republic.
Pre-Escolar – Los Higos is a preschool in the small farming village of Los Higos, located in a mountainous community just outside of Jarabacoa. Kids in this school are taught basic educational skills, as well as being introduced to the gospel. The school also runs a tutoring center in the afternoons, focusing on kids and adults who need help with reading skills. Participants assist the teachers in daily activities including classes, meals, and tutoring. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Dominican Republic.
Students International preschool at Mata Gorda is located in a poor farming community with a beautiful view of the mountains. Generations of families without a relationship with God have produced drug and alcohol problems and fractured family structures. Our school exists to help shape the next generation of families by providing education and the knowledge of who God is. Our teachers focus on creating an environment that encourages learning, and sharing the truth of God’s word to the kids at a young age. Participants help with daily school activities as well as tutoring in the afternoons. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Dominican Republic.
The public school in Buena Vista is one of the largest public schools in the Jarabacoa area. Students International has begun a partnership with the school to teach English to children in 1st- 6th grades. In addition to English classes, students will also have an opportunity to share their faith with kids from various social and economic backgrounds. Students can expect to prepare lessons, teach lessons, spend one-on-one time with students, as well as participate in community activities and home visits. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Dominican Republic.
Students International’s Centro Especial Genesis is a school for mental and physically challenged children and is the only school of its kind in the area. There, thirty children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and severe learning disabilities are given the opportunity to learn in a loving and accepting environment. Outreach participants work in coordination with dedicated staff to assist each child in achieving specific educational and behavioral goals. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Dominican Republic.
Team Members will be working at the public elementary school in the community of El Gorrion, near Magdalena. Team Members will work alongside the teacher assisting with courses in music, Christian morals, and crafts. There will also be an opportunity to teach a class to the children if desired. In addition, there may be special projects such as painting murals at the school, helping with general maintenance and serving the children a school snack. Participants will accompany the Site Leader to visit homes, pray for the families and help with a women’s literacy program. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Guatemala.
Students will be assisting in teaching English and Bible classes, as well as helping out wherever needed in the school. They will have the opportunity to invest in the lives of the kids through teaching them and playing with them, as well as doing home visits occasionally. They may also have the opportunity to participate in an after school tutoring program. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Guatemala.
This is a partnership site with First Baptist Church’s school located in Masaya. Participants at this site will be working with children from 5-8 years of age helping them learn English. Fifty-seven percent of the children are from un-churched backgrounds. The learning will be done in a very interactive way with sharing the Gospel. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Nicaragua.
Team members will assist at a tutoring center located in Los Guido. They will work with school age children to develop their learning abilities through tutoring and exploratory learning activities. This includes activities such as art, English class, and a girls group for young adolescent girls. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Costa Rica.
Teaching children in our schools and tutoring centers in partnership with Fijian public school. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Fiji.
Loving and serving children with special needs at a school for the deaf. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Fiji.
Rob Dixon, Division Director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship