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.
Nepal: In April 2015 Nepal experienced its most devastating earthquake to date. Sadly, over 5000 schools were destroyed and approximately 16,000 thousand damaged, not to mention teachers that were tragically lost as a result of the natural disaster. The LRTT project could not be any more important for Nepal's long-term recovery.
Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) is making a wave around the world. This wave is focused on providing a sustainable and empowering solution to the biggest global challenge that education faces today. LRTT Fellows travel to partnered Countries, where resources are limited in schools, and deliver teacher-training programmes.
Nepal is 1 of 8 countries where LRTT delivers transformational teacher training programmes to schools to teachers that needs support and where resources are limited. In developed countries, we often take for granted how access to resources can impact on the quality of our education and a teacher's ability to gain high-level teacher training.
I am 1 of 20 teachers who will be spending a month in Nepal to deliver teacher training and coaching to those that are part of the Teach for Nepal programme.
LRTT's journey, so far:
I received my formal teaching qualification back in 2009 and value the power of education. As a qualified Geography teacher, not only have I travelled and seen parts of the world where education is poor simply because of lack of teachers but I have also taught about creating sustainable solutions for global issues. I want to use my skills, live my values and empower the committed and driven teachers of Nepal who require high-quality teacher-training.
Where your money will go:
- This project is unpaid so 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 towards providing resources for the schools that I work in. I will, of course, keep you informed of where exactly this money has gone.