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2020: For the upcoming year Women without Borders (WwB) and ZIP Institute are looking for enthusiastic, capable and experienced trainers to become MotherSchools Teachers or Notetakers and to join the WwB MotherSchools movement.

MotherSchools Teachers will work with mothers for 10 weeks, they will meet once a week, 2-3 hours.  Together with ZIP Institute, Teachers will help in identifying and forming the group of mothers. Each group should be enrolled by 15-20 mothers. Selected candidates will be contracted by ZIP Institute and they will be entitled to receiving a fee to be paid as a lump-sum.


  • Background in teaching, educational theory, psychology, social services or community mobilizing
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Organisational Skills: strong time management skills, ability to effectively communicate
  • Flexibility to attend MotherSchools Teacher trainings and facilitate weekly MotherSchools Session
  • Proficiency in English
  • Ideally mothers themselves in order to better relate to the challenges of the group

MotherSchools Notetakers will work with mothers for 10 weeks, they will meet once a week, 2-3 hours. Notetakers will be responsible for observing the sessions and write a report for each session.


  • Capturing complex subject matters in writing
  • Ability to recognize interrelation
  • Organised and reliable
  • Fast learner
  • Engaged and well regarded and connected within the community
  • Good native language skills of the respective MotherSchools groups
  • Excellent English skills

Municipalities where we plan to work are:

Municipality of Chair, Saraj, Studenichani, Gostivar and Tetovo.

If you want to be part of this program please send your CV to or at your earliest convenience.


The activities will start in September of 2019.

About the project:

Mothers present a missing link in preventing extreme and violent behaviour in their youth. Their unparalleled physical and emotional proximity make them witnesses of every stage in their child’s development. While mothers thus have the potential to intervene if necessary, they often lack the essential knowledge and self-confidence to recognise and address the early warning signs in their sons and daughters.

In response, Women without Borders developed and designed the pioneering ‘MotherSchools: Parenting for Peace’ Model. MotherSchools are not schools in the traditional sense. They are a series of weekly workshops connecting mothers to share their experiences, discuss concerns, learn from each other, and discover their power as parents to bring peaceful solutions to common problems affecting the youth in vulnerable homes and neighbourhoods. Since 2012, Women without Borders has impacted some 3000 concerned and affected mothers across 15 countries. In 2017, Women without Borders forged a partnership with ZIP Institute to implement the MotherSchools programme in Macedonia.

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