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.
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.
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
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
I left the teaching profession in the UK in 2015. I do not see my skills as a waste, and I am still fiercely passionate about the power of education. I see this as an opportunity to 'pay it forward' and pass on my skills. I need your support because this project is voluntary and so I will not be paid for my time, and I will not be receiving holiday pay whilst I am away. I simply could not turn down this opportunity and therefore am asking for your investment.
up to £50 - a personal thank you
£50 or more - a handwritten postcard from Nepal