I'll 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'm crowdfunding to support me travelling to Uganda for a month this summer as part of a project with LRTT (Limited Resource Teacher Training). The money raised will go towards my food and accomodation only. Our team will be working closely with Ugandan teachers to share the challenges faced in our and their classrooms, and provide workshops and coaching sessions to help the Ugandan teachers improve learning outcomes for their students.
As it stands I'm funding this entire venture myself, which I'm completely OK with. But if you would like to support me in, what I'm sure you'll agree is, a very noble cause then I would be very appreciative of your backing.
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, and 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.