I'm travelling to Uganda this summer with LRTT to coach local teachers, helping them create sustainable change & brighter futures for their students.
About the project
I am aiming to raise £1000 to cover my travel and accomodation costs within Uganda, while I work delivering teacher training as part of a team of UK teachers, that will help improve the education outcomes of hundreds of children.
250 million children worldwide can't read or write; 60 million children are not in school partly due to a defecit of 1.6 million teachers. 190 million children are in school but still cant read or write due to low quality education.
DOING MORE WITH LESS: TRAINING MORE TEACHERS, FASTER, BETTER AND MORE COST-EFFECTIVELY
The UN’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals demand primary and secondary education for all – a demand that means more children are in school than ever before, stretching existing resources to breaking point.
This coincides with the huge challenge of population growth: in sub-saharan Africa, the school-going age population will rise by 24% between now and 2020.
As countries work to meet this unprecedented explosion in demand, more and more highly-skilled teachers are needed.
BETTER SKILLS, BETTER JOBS, BETTER FUTURES: 250 million children worldwide can't read or write; 60 million children are not in school partly due to a defecit of 1.6 million teachers. 190 million children are in school but still cant read or write due to low quality education.
LRTT equips a teacher to deliver engaging, challenging lessons, which develop thinking skills and problem-solving skills for all students. In turn, these students grow up to lead development within their own communities and nations: equipped to drive forward locally owned, sustainable development to change and improve lives.
The developing world needs scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers, politicians.
The leaders of 2050 are the children of 2015 – and every single one of their journeys will start with the same step, education.
LRTT equips teachers to make sure that first step delivers the key skills needed for education to change those lives and outcomes.