Our programme in Bwindi supports teacher training in the Kanungu district of southwest Uganda. Many of the teachers we train teach classes of 60+ children with only a chalkboard. In classrooms like these, making sure every child is learning is a real challenge, and innovative approaches can make a real difference.
Through cycles of workshops, observations and coaching, we support teachers to plan and deliver better lessons. Since 2015 we have co-led training with our network of Ugandan LRTT Lead Teachers to build long-term capacity in the area.
We work in close partnership with Great Lakes Regional University (GLRU) in the Kanungu District, Southwest Uganda, to promote high-quality education through teacher training. Working in collaboration with the Kanungu District Education Office, teachers from 35+ primary and secondary schools are part of our training programme.
The team will conduct lesson observations during school term time to deepen the understanding of challenges faced by teachers in a rural Uganda context. These observations play a part in shaping the upcoming LRTT training during the teams' collaborative planning sessions.
The team will co-facilitate LRTT workshops with our network or Ugandan Lead Teachers. The programme introduces Ugandan teachers to a range of teaching strategies in the classroom that they can practice and embed into their teaching practice. We do this using an instructional coaching approach, which includes group workshops, micro-teaching, and peer-observations.
Through a cycle of observations and instructional coaching sessions, Fellows work closely with the Ugandan teachers to embed these new approaches and empower teachers to experience real change in their classrooms. This feedback cycle also helps to inform and tailor the sessions for future workshops.
I have a renewed sense of passion for education and have a better understanding of how to teach with limited resources.
This was, by far, one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I had a great relationships with my lead teacher and all of the staff at the school. The Team Leaders were very responsive and supportive.
The lodge was an incredible place to stay and I enjoyed my time there a great deal. The location overlooking Bwindi rainforest was stunning, and the local staff and teachers were so kind and very enthusiastic.
I definitely feel more confident as a teacher. My confidence developed in delivering the sessions, I learnt new strategies through collaboration with other teachers and after the observations of teaching I knew exactly what strategies I needed to focus on.
The experience was amazing. It was great to be able to immerse myself in a completely different culture and see how schools operate in a totally different context to what we are used to. Visiting somewhere so rural meant that we really experienced Uganda properly.
I had a fantastic time and met some amazing Ugandans and fellows whilst I was there. The accommodation was good and the excursions were well worth the money. The team leaders did a great job too.
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.
A professional and cultural exchange between teachers working in very different contexts, brought together by a passion for education.
Build meaningful relationships with like-minded teachers, open to learn and share their experiences, and grow through a unique shared experience.
An opportunity to learn from inspiring people, share new experiences, and create lifelong memories.
THREE amazing excursions
Includes: Whitewater Rafting, Safari Weekend and Lake Bunyonyi.
Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.
As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.
If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.
Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.