Charity wants teachers to spend their holidays in west Africa

An international teacher training programme wants teachers to spend their Easter or summer holidays in west Africa next year.

The programme, run by the charity Street Child, sends qualified UK teachers to Sierra Leone or Liberia for two weeks to help build the confidence of local teachers through workshops.

Successful applicants will pay £145 per week to take part, which covers the cost of accommodation, lunch, project-specific transport and airport transfers, with one fully-funded place up for grabs for the first time this year.

Teachers are also asked to commit to a minimum fundraising target of £1,000, and the charity will provide support and resources to help to reach it.

“I learned more than I taught,” said Joanna York, who travelled to Sierra Leone earlier this year. “The trip is a fantastic way to continue professional development by exchanging experiences and learning about teaching in different settings.”

Trips will commence on April 1, July 28 or August 12. Applications should be completed by December 31.

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