Hello from the Ivory Coast. We are Ben & Hannah serving in Abengourou, Ivory Coast. We have four children, three of which are being homeschooled. Judah (2010), Micah (2012), Miriam (2014) and Naomi (2015). This is our first year homeschooling, our kids have attended public schools in the US prior to this move. My husband and I are sharing time working with a clinic and maternity and trying to homeschool the kids. We are looking for a teacher or teacher assistant to be a constant presence to assist in homeschooling the kids so we have more flexibility with the ministry of the clinic.
We run an HIV program for the city and many surrounding villages. We provide care at the clinic in town and are starting to plan for mobile clinics in the villages. We love the idea of the kids travelling with us to these villages from time to time and the Nanny could also be a part of these projects as well.
Your website: www.cmfi.org/bhdevenney
Primary duty: Homeschooling
Meal Prep? No
House Cleaning? No
Child Care/Baby Sitting? Just during school time, we have local help to be with Naomi while the others are learning
Food Shopping? No
Other duties or comments: We really just need someone present at the house to encourage and assist the kids in homeschooling. Ben and I also plan to be a part of this as well but not having ALL of the school responsibilities falling on us will free up time for us to also focus more on the clinic ministry and language learning as well.
Desired start date: As soon as possible
Hours/day: 8:30 am-noon, 3pm-5pm
Days/week: 5 days per week
Other expenses: Clothing, travel, food other than meals with our family, weekend travel, etc. We will provide a place to live and meals with our family if they want. Anything beyond that is their expense. We make trips every few weeks to Abidjan (3 hours away) for grocery shopping and sometimes a night or two at the beach. They are welcome to join us but would need to pay for their own lodging in Abidjan, etc. It’s fairly reasonable where we stay. Or they are welcome to take some days off here in Abengourou while we go. We usually don’t bring schoolwork with us to Abidjan.
MN’s room, bath: There is a private apartment just a few blocks away that is empty and next door to our teammates. There’s a bedroom, bathroom and small kitchen area that would be available to them. Within easy walking distance to our house and would be a private area for them. We don’t have an extra room for them in our house currently.
I’net/cell service? Yes, at their expense
MN’s arrival airport: Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport
Meet plane? Yes