I'm travelling to Guyana to train and coach Guyanese teachers with LRTT for five weeks this summer. I'll be helping to develop sustainable change in global education, with the aim of supporting brighter futures for young people, regardless of where they were born.
EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING!
The £1500 will help to support and resource my work delivering teaching ideas and strategies that will positively impact the lives of potentially thousands of people. Our team in Guyana will be working with local teachers to discuss the challenges faced in classrooms, and to share, through coaching, modelling and workshop sessions, a range of modern, tested teaching strategies to help Guyanese teachers improve the outcomes and futures of their students. I will also be making links for our children here in Cornwall and engaging students at Brannel School in a global connection which will help foster support and understanding through a programme of Global Learning.
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
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 2013 – 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.