‘An education system is only as good as its teacher training’ – Education For All, 2014
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. However, low-quality education exists in many developing communities due to lack of investment and resources for training and teaching.
Limited Resources Teacher Training delivers transformational in-service training to teachers in countries with limited resources. LRTT equips a teacher to deliver engaging, challenging lessons to help to develop the student's thinking skills. In turn, these students will grow up to lead development within their own communities and nations; alllowing them to drive forward sustainable development and improve lives. LRTT have helped to train 1,595 teachers resulting in 79,750 students receiving better teaching because of the work of LRTT. In 2016, 140 teachers from UK and US will be travelling to 8 countries to deliver this training.
About the Project
I am crowdfunding to allow me to travel to Nepal for a month this summer as part of a fellowship with LRTT (Limited Resource Teacher Training). As the project is unpaid, any donations will go towards transport, food and accommodation. Within Nepal, our team will be working closely with Nepalese teachers to deliver teacher training and coaching to those on the Teach for Nepal pogramme.