I am going to Uganda summer 2018 to coach headteachers

Sue Hickman Start Date: Feb 3, 2018 - End Date: Aug 2, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Masindi, Western Region, Uganda

My Travel Story

by: Sue Hickman Start Date: Feb 3, 2018 - End Date: Aug 2, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Volunteer Trip
In Masindi region, thousands of children fill the small dark classrooms eager to learn about the world around them. These children dream of being accountants,  lawyers, doctors and  teachers etc. Sadly, between 65% to 80% of them will never finish primary school.  Two of the main reasons for this high droput are the lack of opportunities for teachers' professional development and limited access to teacher resources.
Alongside my LRTT fellows, I will be delivering workshops, planning, observations and coaching to 100 primary headteachers. This will implement new approaches in their schools and build long-term capacity which would be sustained well beyond the Summer of 2018.
I am passionate about this project because I believe every child should be given an education that will help them pursue their dreams. I chose this project because LRTT also provides teachers from around the world to support other teachers, but by doing this project in Masindi this would have a long lasting impact on the leadership of the schools to ensure that the skills and training the teachers have been given is developed into long term practice embedded into the school ethos.
  • Masindi, Western Region, Uganda

Updates

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  • The Fund Has Been Boosted - Thank You X

    It now stands at £540- that's brilliant.
  • Thank You To Those Who Have Helped So Far -£240!

    Well its getting more exciting! I have booked my flights and travel insurance. I will be meeting up with the UK team on Saturday. I have looked through charity money raising sites and yet this still seems like the best one where I cover the costs. I have received £120 so far and I have matched that. It maybe easier if you wish to sponsor me individually and personally and then it will maximise the amount received. I will be buying items to go out to Uganda as well, things that will maximise the opportunities for the schools.