Volunteering for Teachers.
Give a couple of weeks of your Easter or Summer holidays to change the lives of thousands of children in Sierra Leone or Liberia.
Travel to some of the most remote parts of Sierra Leone and Liberia, and discover beautiful West Africa whilst you gain international professional development experience mentoring local teachers, improving education quality and making a difference to thousands of children in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
If you want to extend your trip we can help organise a beach extension, giving you an opportunity to relax on some of Sierra Leone or Liberia's most beautiful palm-fringed beaches.
What Will I Be Doing?
The two week programme will support Street Child's work improving education quality in Sierra Leone and Liberia. You'll work alongside our teaching specialists to help local teachers to build classroom confidence and engage students in the classroom.
You'll have the chance to visit rural schools and see the impact of Street Child's work on some of the most vulnerable children. Come back inspired with stories to share with your class.
On your trip you will stay in local communities and get to know the country and its famously welcoming people first-hand. You will be part of a group of teachers travelling together to explore West Africa.
Continue your professional development through collaboration and gaining a new perspective on teaching in different settings.
Street Child helps the poorest children in Africa and South East Asia to go to school. In some of the most remote areas of Sierra Leone and Liberia children often miss out on the opportunity to gain even the most basic literacy and numeracy skills. Our rural schools work focuses on providing access to education for hundreds of children by building schools and training teachers. Since 2010 Street Child has created access to education for over 17,000 children in rural communities across Sierra Leone and trained over 400 teachers. Joining Street Child on the International Teacher Training Programme is a chance for you to contribute and make a difference to this vital work. You will be mentoring teachers to help build confidence and teaching skills in the classroom, exchanging knowledge and experiences and gathering content and knowledge to use in your classroom back home.
What You Need To Know.
The International Teacher Training Programme is a two-week trip. You'll stay in local communities and get to know the country and its famously welcoming people first-hand. Travel out with a group of like-minded teachers and share your experience discovering real West Africa. If you want to extend your trip, we can help organise a beach extension giving you an opportunity to relax on some of Sierra Leone's beautiful palm-fringed beaches.
Summer 2018 Programme:
Saturday 28th July - Friday 10th August (Sunday 12th August with beach extension)
Sunday 12th August - Friday 24th August (Sunday 26th August with beach extension)
Easter & Summer 2019 Programmes:
We will be running the programme in the Easter and Summer holidays of 2019, and are currently accepting applications for this. Dates will be confirmed shortly.
Our International Teacher Training Programme packages cost £145 per week and cover basic accommodation, lunch, all project-specific transport and airport transfers.
You will need to cover your return flights, vaccinations (you must be covered for Yellow Fever and take Malaria tablets), breakfast and evening meals, travel insurance, visa and additional spending money. Please get in touch for more information on programme cost.
We ask all volunteers to commit to a minimum fundraising target of £1,000.
Your fundraising supports the long term sustainability of your volunteering and our work helping children to go to school. This work is only possible thanks to fundraising. Furthermore, your fundraising helps raise awareness of our work and the country you will be volunteering in. It may even inspire more people to get involved with Street Child be that through volunteering themselves or attending our events.
Whilst fundraising may seem daunting, we are confident you will find it easier than you first imagine! We will be there to support you with help and ideas and in our experience, many volunteers significantly exceed their target.
Our professional fundraising team will provide you with support and resources to help ensure you reach this target. We also actively encourage you to involve your school and can support you with school fundraising ideas.
How To Apply.
Successful candidates will be invited to a face-to-face or telephone interview.