New stretch target
If I exceed my target, any additional funding will go directly to the schools we will be working with in Uganda. What this money goes to will be up to the headteachers of the schools according to what will best support the teachers and their students. But it could be anything from painting classrooms, providing fresh water or hygienic toilet facilities, classroom resources such as posters, stationery or books, or even paying for a child's education for a year to ensure they stay in school.
If I do manage to overfund, I will of course keep you all updated as to what the money is used for!
I will be travelling to Uganda to work with a team of teachers, helping them create sustainable change & brighter futures for their students.
About the project
I am crowdfunding to enable me to travel to Uganda for a month this summer as part of a project with LRTT (Limited Resource Teacher Training). The money raised will cover transport, food and accomodation. Our team will be working closely with Ugandan teachers to share the challenges faced in our and their classrooms, and to discuss - through workshops and coaching sessions - a range of modern, tested teaching strategies to help the Ugandan teachers improve learning outcomes for their students.
I will be running two half marathons to try and raise a little more towards the project - one in Hackney in May and the Bacchus half marathon in Surrey in September! Watch this space for photos!
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. 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
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.