International Teacher Training Programme.
Give a couple of weeks of your Easter or summer holidays to change the lives of thousands of children in Sierra Leone or Liberia.
Our International Teacher Training Programme gives you the opportunity to mentor local teachers, improve education quality and make a difference to thousands of children in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Get international professional development experience, travel to some of the most remote parts of Sierra Leone and Liberia, and discover beautiful West Africa.
What Will You 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.
Continue your professional development by exchanging experiences and learning about teaching in different settings. 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.
Street Child works to give vulnerable children in West Africa and Nepal the chance to go to school. We focus on building schools, training teachers and empowering families so they can afford the cost of their children's education. 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.
As part of our International Teacher Training Programme you'll be supporting our work improving education quality - identified as one of the top barriers preventing children from progressing in education.
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.
Sunday 1st April - Thursday 12th April (Saturday 14th April with beach extension)
Saturday 28th July - Friday 10th August (Sunday 12th August with beach extension)
Sunday 12th August - Friday 24th August (Sunday 26th August with beach extension)
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 costs.
We ask all volunteers to commit to a minimum fundraising target of £1,000. 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.
This year we are excited to announce that we have one fully-funded place available on our International Teacher Training Programme. A generous supporter has agreed to cover the cost of the International Teacher Training Programme including the weekly rate, flights, visas and vaccinations, for a teacher who is willing to share their experience with their school.
Street Child's International Teacher Training Programme is a great opportunity for teachers, but also for they schools they work in helping to promote the understanding of global issues. Our private supporter wants to promote that message to new audiences and so is funding a place for a teacher who works at a state school, where international development is not a feature of school activities and students are unlikely to have engaged in international development before.
We are looking for a teacher who is willing to engage their students, sharing their experience and teaching them about global issues and how students can make an impact, both before and after their trip.
The deadline to apply for the funded place is 31st December. Sign up to our International Teacher Training Programme before then and speak to our team to find out how you can apply.
How To Apply.
Successful candidates will be invited to a face-to-face or telephone interview.