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PROJECT BOOKPECKER

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 REACHING THE MOST MARGINALISED 

About the BookPecker Fellowship

 
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About the Fellowship:

We're looking for spirited, social-minded individuals to join a global network of emerging impact leaders and work towards deepening the roots of education.

 

Project BookPecker is a trailblazing grassroots project by PeaceX which aims to expand the frontiers of literacy across socio-economic divisions and rethink pedagogy. Project BookPecker fellows are brilliant, astute individuals with a certain inclination towards the field of curriculum development, teaching, and educational management. From a veritable diversity of professional backgrounds and walks of life, our fellows channelise their collective energies to ideate approaches to topic areas, enhance current instructional methods, create bite-sized audiovisual modules, conduct sessions for students, and contribute towards the digitalisation of education.

 

Project BookPecker works on creating curriculum on both avant-garde subjects conceptualised by the BookPecker team and conventional academic subjects found in curriculum standards and boards worldwide. These subjects include:

  • English 

  • Social Science

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Basic Legal & Human Rights

  • Innovation & Extra-curricular Studies

  • Sustainable Development Studies

  • Life Skills

  • Special Education Needs

  • Happiness Curriculum & Mental Health

  • Cognitive Concepts

  • Health & Hygiene

  • Menstrual Health

  • Computer Literacy

In the inaugural cohort of the fellowship, 56 fellows from 40+ countries became a part of Project BookPecker and strived to actualize the fourth Sustainable Development Goal on quality, inclusive education. BookPecker fellows hailed from prestigious educational institutions like Harvard University, Cambridge University, King’s College London, University of Alberta, Georgia Tech University, and University of Delhi, pioneering companies in the consulting, public sector, education, FMGC, software development, real estate, and oil and gas industries, and social sector organisations like Teach for Bangladesh and Teach for Nigeria. 

Project BookPecker hosts training and capacity-building sessions for our fellows, on a variety of topics including child psychology, disability sensitization, pedagogical methods, and pre-primary education. Furthermore, fellows are given the opportunity to conduct peer-led Knowledge-Sharing Sessions to learn about tried-and-tested best practices, niche instruction methods, and up-and-coming domains in curriculum development.

The fellowship is conducted remotely due to the restrictions imposed in the wake of Covid-19.

What will you do?

  • Create audiovisual and textual teaching material and academic modules

  • Conduct sessions on various subject areas

  • Ideate on novel academic activities, exercises, and evaluation methods

  • Coordinate with Curriculum Development coordinators and other fellows to create curriculum content

  • Ascertain consistency in content structure, linguistic elements, and design language for the content you create

  • Devise and research relevant instructional methods and technologies

  • Participate in sessions with guest trainers and instructors

  • Organise advocacy activities and events for BookPecker beneficiaries and the general audience alike

  • Advocate for educational equity and initiatives aiming for it, including Project BookPecker

What skills you will need?

  • Drafting, editing, and proofreading content

  • A suitable command of word processing tools (MS Word, Google Docs, etc.) and spreadsheet software (MS Excel, Google Sheets, etc.)

  • Comprehend, teach, and ideate about different topic areas

  • Basic understanding of illustration and designing techniques and tools

  • Proficiency in English

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing/completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in any field 

  • Be above 18 years old at the time of application

  • Be available for a part-time, remote opportunity

  • Be available to commit at least 12-16 voluntary hours per week

 

People from all countries are encouraged to apply!

Duration:

6 Months (12-16 voluntary hours per week)

Type:
Remote, Work from Home

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work on a project that will impact a large number of underprivileged communities by contributing towards reducing the digital divide

  • Opportunity to attend a host of capacity-building and skill development sessions conducted by leading teachers, leaders from grassroots initiatives, and personal development instructors

  • Get experience on curriculum development, teaching, and an array of digital tools

  • Certificate upon successful completion of the fellowship 

  • Letter of Recommendation from the founders of PeaceX

PeaceX is a volunteer-run organisation. We do not provide a stipend or honorarium for any position at PeaceX.

THE FELLOWSHIP SELECTION PROCESS

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Online Application

Interview of Shortlisted Candidates

Training Sessions for

Selected Candidates*

Tenure starts from NOVEMBER 25, 2021

* The Training session will be conducted by Teachers and Academicians with years of experience in the education sector. Workshops on Child psychology, Teaching methods, subject specific discussions, etc. will be held during the fellowship and certificates will be given for the same.

Testimonials and Wishes

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Arijit Goswami, India

Curriculum Development Head, Project BookPecker 

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James Paek, The USA

Human Resource Head, Project BookPecker 

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Colin Jun, South Korea

Curriculum Development Head, Project BookPecker 

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Dr. Richard Munang, Kenya

Curriculum Development Head, Project BookPecker 

Dechen Tsering, Bhutan

UNEP Director,

Asia and the Pacific Office

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Sonja Leighton-Kone, USA

UNEP, Director,

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