Guyana Fellowship

Lead teacher training in Guyana

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 Context in Guyana

Although some training is available, there is no requirement for teachers to be qualified and over 60% come straight into the profession after leaving secondary school. As well as being under-resourced, the teaching profession is not held in as high regard as it should be.

Our objective

In Guyana, we work alongside the Ministry of Education to complement their existing efforts in improving education. We aim to build on our previous Fellowships to empower teachers by sharing modern teaching techniques that bring classrooms to life and improve student outcomes. We will use a workshop-based approach to allow the teachers to think about applying LRTT techniques in their own schools for their own students.

Fellowship Overview

School of Nations

By working in partnership with Guyana’s School of Nations and the District Education Office, we design our programs to support national priorities in education by both training teachers within the system and building local capacity for professional development.

Understanding the context

Starting in the capital, Georgetown, you will begin with introductory sessions learning about Guyanese culture and its education system. You will then travel to Region One, in the northwest district, and receive briefings from the Regional District Education Office staff to better understand the local education context and priorities. The team will then have time to plan the training and school leadership programs.

Delivering Conferences

The team will deliver a series of group workshops designed to introduce Guyanese teachers to a series of teaching skills and strategies that put the learner at the heart of the lesson. Fellows will facilitate sessions in pairs for small groups of Guyanese teachers, with a strong emphasis on peer-observation and practice.

Observations and Coaching

After the workshops have taken place, the Fellows will conduct a number of follow-up lesson observations and share feedback to the Guyanese teachers through coaching sessions. After a closing ceremony, the group will end the trip with some exciting excursions, including a getaway on Sloth Island and a rainforest trek around Kaieteur Falls.

Fellow Experience


Guyana 2018

This entire fellowship has brought back my passion for teaching.


Guyana 2018

This program has prepared me to run professional development sessions in the future.


Guyana 2018

This experience taught me that it is the teachers, not the resources, that make the magic in the classroom.


Guyana 2017

The feedback we received from the teachers was extremely positive. They were so receptive to the themes and ideas we presented to them and I feel the teachers in the community really benefitted from us being there.


Guyana 2016

The training sessions we had in Guyana on how to teach adults were so beneficial and gave me much more confidence going into the conferences.


Guyana 2016

Developing partnerships was so important to me to build a learning community where we all worked together. I shared my email address so that our group could also ask for further support and we can share what's working and I’ve already had emails.

Our Commitment

  • Responsible & Sustainable +

    By working in close partnership with locally-led teacher development organisations and by taking a data-driven approach to our work, we are able to track teacher development to evaluate the impact of our training and continually improve our course.

    "Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all."
  • Purposeful Travel +

    A professional and cultural exchange between teachers working in very different contexts, brought together by a passion for education.

    "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
  • Supportive Culture +

    Build meaningful relationships with like-minded teachers, open to learn and share their experiences, and grow through a unique shared experience.

    "When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved"
  • Unforgettable Stories +

    An opportunity to learn from inspiring people, share new experiences, and create lifelong memories.

    "Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

Experience Guyana

Kaieteur Falls

"The world's tallest"

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Sloth Island Resort

"Guyana's nature at its best"

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Guyana Package

TWO amazing excursions

Includes Kaieteur falls and Sloth Island nature resort

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What's next?

Our selection process

Apply online

Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.

Speak to our team

As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.

Confirm your place

If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.

Join the team

Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.

Apply for LRTT Guyana

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