Education for All with LRTT: Katie goes to India

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 LRTT is sending qualified teachers to train local teachers in remote regions in India to build up and improve the quality of education.

The Challenge:


A third of teachers are untrained or have received little training. Rapid population growth means demand for teachers isn’t met by the limited capacity of their teaching.


In-service teacher training is very rare and nearly always externally run rather than being integrated into school life. The result is didactic low-quality teaching.



 “If nothing changes 29 countries with chronic shortages still won’t have enough primary or lower secondary teachers in 2030″ – UNESCO

The Solution:

Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) is making a wave around the world.  They aim to improve education systems around the world by sending LRTT fellows to deliver teacher traning programmes in countries where resources are limited.  LRTT currently deliver transformational teacher training programmes in eight different countries.  India is one of those countries.  

LRTT India is a project which will involve twenty teachers who will volunteer over the Summer to collaborate together and share their ideas to help develop the teacher training programme in India.  The project will involve observing and working in classrooms, providing coaching and training sessions and watch the trainees apply newly aquired skills with the ultimate aim of improving the educational outcomes for the students involved.


My Story:

I have been a primary school teacher for the past seven years, teaching in both Keys Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  I am incredibly passionate about teaching and learning and helping young children lead happy and healthy lives.  I am currently working in a Primary school in Tameside and hope to transfer some of the skills I have acquired in my career so far to the LRTT project in India.

This summer I will be working in India for four weeks on an amazing project with LRTT which helps hundreds of less fortunate teachers and in turn students in other countries.

Where your money will go:

- As this project is unpaid, your contributions will help towards the cost of training, transport, food and accommodation.

- All additional/personal expenses will be self-funded.  

- If the target is exceeded, your generous contributions will go directly to LRTT to help provide resources in the schools we visit.  I will keep people updated on this.

I would be extremely grateful for any donation that you could make towards this be it big or small. It will be going towards a fantastic cause and your donation will help teachers and students for many years to come.

I would like to thank you all in advance firstly for taking the time to read this and an even bigger thanks to anyone who makes a donation.