Charity calls for UK teachers to peer mentor in Sierra Leone and Liberia

A charity is calling for UK teachers to spend their summer mentoring teachers in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Qualified teachers will travel on July 28 or August 11 to spend two weeks running workshops to help to build the confidence of local teachers.

The project, the International Teacher Training Programme, is run by Street Child, a charity providing educational opportunities for the some of the world’s poorest children.

Would-be volunteers apply online, with successful applicants invited to an interview.

Successful volunteers will need to pay between £170 to £200 a week to cover accommodation, breakfast, lunch and transport.

They are also asked to commit to a minimum fundraising target of £1,000, with the charity providing support and resources to help to reach this.

Since 2010, Street Child has trained more than 400 teachers and helped at least 17,000 children in rural communities across Sierra Leone to go to school.

The charity’s programmes assistant, Laura Harvey, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers to volunteer their skills to those in need and to develop confidence in their own teaching practice.”

To apply to the scheme, click here

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