Lions, Elephants, and Reading . . . Oh My!
Internship in Botswana, Africa

The University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC), Stepping Stones International (SSI) and the Hinckley Institute have partnered together, offering a unique opportunity to travel to Botswana, Africa.

This exceptional experience is open to all educators, including but not limited to: university education students, classroom teachers, reading specialists, special educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, and English-Language-Learner (ELL) personnel who have successfully completed and passed a Next StepsSM or Higher StepsSM training or a year-long Tier 1 Text or Word Study Practicum.

Interns or volunteers will change the lives of orphans and vulnerable adolescents (ages 12 - 18+), in the village of Mochudi, Botswana, by providing desperately needed literacy skills using the Next StepsSM or Higher StepsSM model.

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Educators may also have the opportunity to support local teachers with the implementation of the Tier 1 Text or Word Study instructional models in their classrooms.

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Time for travel and exploration of Botswana's rich landscape and wildlife is available and highly encouraged.

For more information about the internship/volunteer requirements and availability, click on the Internship Brouchure or visit the Hickley Institute page.

For more information about SSI and its origins, click on the icon and link below:
     Stepping Stones International

A Salt Lake Magazine article featuring Lisa Jamu, Founder and Executive Director of SSI.

For a feature article about the Clinic's work in Botswana click on the following link:

See a video, "Breakthrough to English", about UURC Instruction in Botswana.