WELCOME TO MOSAIK
Mosaik Support Center for Refugees and Locals provides a space of warmth, safety and community for the most vulnerable populations on Lesvos. Built on principles of solidarity, integration and empowerment, Mosaik aims to move beyond immediate crisis response and to offer sustainable structures to support refugees in their resolve to live with dignity. Bringing together over 300 students from teenagers to adults, from a wide variety of countries, Mosaik offers language courses in English and Greek, IT lessons, vocational training in arts and crafts, up-cycling workshops and cultural events supported by artists, activists and organizations from across the world. Mosaik is a reaction to non-existing developments and responses to the improvement of the situation of refugees on Lesvos – also to set a counterexample and to prove that other solutions are possible than the ones always said to be without alternatives and still practised. Mosaik opened its doors in July 2016. Since then we were able to register more than 4000 people for our regular classes plus many many more participating in events and daily visitors to our support desk team.
Currently Mosaik is a project run by Lesvos Solidarity which is a local activist group on Lesvos that manages an open refugee camp based in the ex-PIKPA camp in Mytilini. It is a self – organized, autonomous space which has existed since 2011, is run by volunteers and is built on the basic principle of solidarity.
Mosaik began in 2016 with the aim to offer refugees and migrants a sustainable perspective on life while being on the island of Lesvos. We wanted to give some constructive meaning to an otherwise harrowing and seemingly arbitrary experience of waiting, attrition and discouragement. It was the creation of a partnership between Borderline Europe and Lesvos Solidarity.
Our actions are based on political work as we aim for long term change rather than just helping people in need. Our believe is that this situation can only changed by solidarity and not by charity. Our work responds to the demands of the population we support rather than to apply what Europeans believe is best for those coming to Greece seeking for refuge and a better life. We also base our work out of the local community because this is the only sustainable way and also strengthens the local community and creates sensitivity among locals about the situation of refugees.
WE ARE HIRING
Lesvos Solidarity – Mosaik Support Center is looking for a part time English teacher. If interested please check the document below. Please send your CV and Support Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14/02/2020 12pm.
Lesvos Solidarity has a presence in PIKPA and Mosaik, a Support Center for Refugees and the local community.
Lesvos Solidarity is a grassroots organisation based on Lesvos Island, Greece. Lesvos Solidarity formally registered as an NGO in April 2016 although it has been operating on the island since 2012 with a group of local and international volunteers. Currently, Lesvos Solidaritry operates in PIKPA camp and in Mosaik Support Center providing a space of warmth, safety and community for the most vulnerable population on Lesvos including people who suffer from serious medical conditions, victims of torture and violence, large families with children, pregnant women, newborns, LGBTI, lone women and men, and victims of shipwrecks who lost loved ones at sea. Lesvos Solidarity activities are built on principles of solidarity, integration and empowerment.
The mission of Lesvos Solidarity is
- To provide open spaces, for housing and co-existence, for beneficiaries who rely on the community.
- To offer legal services, medical and psychosocial support.
- Promoting integration through:
- The development of spaces for education and earning new skill sets.
- The creation and offering of employment opportunities.
- implementation of community outreach activities
- promoting an inclusive social model that respects human rights
- awareness of the wider society on social issues
The vision of Lesvos Solidarity is
To inspire society by expanding its solidarity model:
- respect for other
- the protection of the environment
- reinforcement and empowerment
- active participation among beneficiaries, employees, volunteers and the whole of society.
We envision an open society, free from racism, fascism and discrimination.
We are currently recruiting for a team member who will be able to act as an educator, and will be following the vision of the organization.
Responsibilities for English Teacher
· Create lesson plans for students
· Grade student essays and/or tests
· Ensure that the classroom stays orderly
· Encourage students to read out loud in class
· Write progress reports for students
· Create tests for students
· Assign essays and homework to students
· Assign books for students to read
Qualifications for English Teacher
· 2 years of experience teaching in multicultural environments.
· Comfortable working with students of different levels
· Great speaking and writing skills
· Ability to create lesson plans
· Certified teacher
· Ability to pass a background check
· Great interpersonal skills
· Great grammar knowledge
· Knowledge about great works of literature
· Experience with supporting vulnerable groups of people in diverse environments.
· Ability to use a computer
· Team spirit
· Experience in working with refugees.
· Volunteer experience
· Fluency in a second language.
Please send your CV and Support Letter to email@example.com by 14/02/2020 12pm.