With over 50 million people living in this area, the province of East Java has had a chronic shortage of work, resulting in high unemployment, particularly in rural areas. In developing areas such as this one, agricultural production remains a significant sector of the economy with millions of rural families depending upon income from agriculture. The Boaz Project aims to create sustainable jobs in rural areas by producing dried tropical fruit.
This project makes a significant impact in the community! Jobs created from this initiative allow families in the community to buy more nutritious foods for their children, enable them to pay for education to give their children a better future, and turn their hopes and dreams for their families into reality.
In an effort to contribute holistically in those areas, programs need to be developed to engage the broader community, including the family members and neighbors of the Boaz Project workers. The province has a large population of young people who are eager to learn English. In addition, over 80% of the population adheres to beliefs that present a distorted picture of God. Teachers are well-respected in this culture, providing a sphere of spiritual influence among some of the hardest to reach segments of society.
Goers in this position will build relationships through English teaching to many seeking hope in this impoverished province. Also, Goers with this vital teaching skill set will help the team to have ongoing credibility in some of the hardest to reach places of this majority Muslim country!
The successful applicant will have an enduring interest in assisting the poor, as well as a genuine satisfaction when students acquire higher levels of English competency.
In addition, the successful applicant will have a commitment to additional learning opportunities, either through formal degree program at a local university (Brawijaya University) or through classroom teaching responsibilities at a nearby international school (K-12).These additional learning opportunities represent avenues for obtaining a visa.
Also, the position requires a person who is willing to grow in four important competencies: ministry skills among hard-to-reach people, Indonesian language skills, teaching skills, and ministry partner development.