Many westerners know Sudan only for the sad civil war that has torn the country apart for so many years.
What they don’t often know, however, is that Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum is considered by many
to be one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world. They may not know that northern Sudan,
near the Egyptian border, boasts its own (much less crowded) pyramids. And they may not imagine an
area where they will be asked to stop and enjoy a cup of tea several times each day – but this is
what to expect in Sudan.
Teaching in Sudan allows teachers from around the world to experience some of Africa's warmest hospitality.
It is an adventure for truly dedicated teachers; Nile Valley School hires educators of all levels; from
classroom teachers to administrators.
In general, licensed teachers at Nile Valley School can expect to earn a salary that allows for a fair
amount of savings, and provided accommodation and health insurance.
Cost of Living in Sudan
Sudan’s cost of living is lower than that of most Western countries. Though spending habits vary for
every individual, teachers can usually expect to save a good portion of their salaries when teaching in Sudan.
Things for teachers to do in Sudan
Sudan does not have the major metropolises that can be found in many countries, but for teachers who prefer
a non-urban lifestyle, Sudan’s cities and towns can be a welcome relief. Sudanese people are renowned for
their friendliness and hospitality, and the slower pace of life in Sudan’s cities appeals to many teachers.
Visitors to Khartoum often confirm the city’s reputation as one of the most friendly in the world. Sip tea
with friends, and explore local markets for a variety of goods. Sudanese food is diverse and varies by region.
Soups and other dishes made of vegetables, beef, fish, or mutton make up much of the cuisine, which is
usually flavored with spices. Meals are often served communally.
Some of the most popular sightseeing in Sudan is in the north, where travelers can visit the country’s
ancient pyramids. Though smaller than those of Egypt, Sudan’s are far less crowded and allow travelers
to take in the sites and escape the tourist atmosphere of Egypt’s pyramids. Sudan’s beaches, on the
coast of the Red Sea, provide beautiful, largely unspoiled environments for swimming and diving. The
fact that Sudan has some of the best scuba diving in the world has been a well-kept secret until
recently, when more and more tourists began traveling to Sudan’s coast. Teachers in Khartoum will
also enjoy cultural activities such as the National Museum. Those who like to spend time outdoors
can explore Tuti Island, a small patch of land located in the middle of two branches of the Nile.
Welcome to Nile Valley School. I am proud to be part of the wonderful NVS family that
includes all of our children, parents, staff and supporters in the community. Every day we do our best to
ensure that our students are working hard in all aspects of their education. At Nile Valley we use the
American Common Core Curriculum as our standard for instruction. To supplement the Common Core we also
incorporate the newest and most innovative curriculum in the world has to offer. Our teachers use modern
research-based methodology to challenge our students to think “outside of the box.”We want to produce
students who have the right skills to be successful in their post-secondary education and beyond.
We teach creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
We teach communication and collaboration skills. We provide instruction in citizenship
and personal and social responsibility. Beyond our academically rigorous curriculum Nile
Valley provides a wide range of activities to stimulate creativity and personal fitness.
We believe that by maintaining very high standards we can ensure that our students will
excel in the areas of literacy and numeracy.The teachers at NVS set high standards for themselves.
They want our students to receive the finest education possible. We have high expectations for every
child at Nile Valley and at the same try to instill a mindset whereby every child has high expectations
for him or herself. That, we feel, develops in our students an attitude that embraces learning for the
sake of learning.
I would encourage you to drop by the school anytime and see for yourself the wonderful things that go on every
single day at Nile Valley School! Mr. Faisl Abbas, Chairman. This site is developed by: MSaif, firstname.lastname@example.org