America's Unofficial Ambassadors

We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.

Why Teach? To Lead the Charge Against Poverty.


Teachers work on the front lines to combat poverty, empower disenfranchised peoples, and strengthen communities. AUA seeks Unofficial Ambassadors to fill teaching positions in high-need communities. This is an incredible opportunity for those looking to take on real responsibility, use their creativity, and make a meaningful impact. Interested? Read on!


The Challenge: 

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Every single child has the right to learn. Unfortunately, this right may be compromised by where you live, the color of your skin, your gender, and your economic status. It is virtually impossible for children—particularly the 1 billion children living in poverty (UNICEF)— to improve their lives without access to a quality education. When we fail to provide children access to education, we perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality. In other words, without an education, children who are born poor tend to stay poor.  But there is hope: a recent Education for All report found that, “if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out poverty, which would be equivalent to a 12 percent cut in world poverty.”


Teaching as a Solution: 

Education is the key to a healthy, happy life,  and we need teachers. And not just any teachers – smart, passionate, patient, creative, and tireless teachers. Teachers who can push and inspire their students to deeper levels of thinking. Teachers who can equip their students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a globalized world. Teachers who can make the mundane fascinating, and the impossible possible. Teachers who will earnestly tell their students, “You belong here. You can do this.”

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Where you come in…

As a teacher with America’s Unofficial Ambassadors, you will transform the lives of your students, and open windows of opportunity. You will empower and strengthen entire communities. Whether your goal is to become a professional teacher, alleviate poverty, or make a difference at the grassroots, we urge you to consider one of these high-impact teaching placements:

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Zanzibari Public Schools (Summer 2016)

Public schools in Zanzibar seek several Unofficial Ambassadors to teach English, Science (biology and chemistry) or Computer Literacy to students of all ages, and organize student clubs or after-school activities.

The English-Speaking International School in Zanzibar (Summer 2016)

This private school seeks two Unofficial Ambassadors to teach English, work with the girls’ debate club, establish after-school activities, and manage a tutoring program.

The Mualimin Boys School in Indonesia (Summer 2016, Winter 2017)

The Mualimin Boys School seeks Unofficial Ambassadors to teach conversational English and support the school’s teachers. They will also lead extracurricular and tutoring programs. This placement is available for both the Summer Service Internship program and the Semester of Service in IndonesiaOnly open to male applicants.

The Mualimaat Girls School  in Indonesia (Winter 2017)

The Mualimaat Girls School seeks Unofficial Ambassadors for the Winter/Spring 2017 Semester of Service to teach English to both students and staff, and organize extracurricular and tutoring programs for students. Only open to female applicants.

The Al Akhawayn Azrou Center in Morocco (Fall 2016) 

The Azrou Center is a social service initiative affiliated with Al-Akhawayn University. The Center offers courses to students from primary school to the post-high school level. The Azrou Center seeks Unofficial Ambassadors for the Fall 2016 Semester of Service to teach English, and coordinate extra-curricular activities for students.

NOTE: Teaching, tutoring, or youth experience required for all teaching placements.

For more information on these placements, and other teaching opportunities, email Kathleen at



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This entry was posted on March 30, 2016 by in Volunteer Related.
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