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. 

For volunteers who smash their fundraising target, we will cover the costs of your flights and weekly rate. Get in touch with our team to find out more!


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. 

Get international teaching professional development with Street Child's International Teacher Training Programme

Your Impact.

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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.

Exchange knowledge, ideas and experience to teachers from around the world with the International Teacher Training Programme


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.

Easter Programme:

Sunday 1st April - Thursday 12th April (Saturday 14th April with beach extension)

Summer 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)


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.

Discover West Africa as part of the International Teacher Training Programme 
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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.

We're also making an exciting offer for volunteers who up their fundraising game! For volunteers who smash their fundraising target, we will cover the costs of your flights and weekly rate. Get in touch with our team to find out more!


How To Apply.

To apply please complete the application form here or email us to find out more.

Successful candidates will be invited to a face-to-face or telephone interview.