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 Context in Guyana

Although some training is available, there is no requirement for teachers to be qualified and over 60% come straight into the profession after leaving secondary school. As well as being under-resourced, the teaching profession is not held in as high regard as it should be. Some of the locations in Guyana where LRTT operate are some of the most remote on the planet.

Our objective

In Guyana, we work alongside the Ministry of Education to complement their existing efforts in improving education. We aim to build on our 2016 Fellowship: to really engage the teachers we work with in modern teaching techniques that bring classrooms to life and improve student outcomes. We will use a workshop-based approach to allow the teachers to think about applying LRTT techniques in their own schools for their own students.

The programme

Ministry of Education

By working in partnership with Guyana’s Ministry of Education. Working with government we shape our programmes to support national priorities by both training teachers within the system and building local capacity for professional development.

Understanding the context

Starting in the capital, Georgetown, you will receive introductory sessions learning about Guyanese culture and its education system. Teaching in schools helps you better understand the context. After getting to grips with the status quo the group head off to explore the rivers and creeks of Guyana’s tropical rainforest.

Workshops and coaching

We will deliver a series of workshops on learner centred approaches and teaching techniques for teachers from across Georgetown. Fellows facilitate sessions in pairs for small groups of teachers. A a celebratory closing ceremony the team head into the countryside for an adventure

Into the interior

At this point, we will venture away from the capital to the rural southern town of Lethem to deliver the LRTT course to teachers in their community. The end of LRTT Guyana 2017 will see the team heading out to virgin rainforest on the Kaieteur Falls Trek.

Fellow experience

Tom

Guyana 2016

Guyana is like nowhere I’ve ever been. The country is a melting pot of South American and Caribbean culture, inhabited by a fascinating mix of people, rich and poor. It was a real privilege to spend time with so many teachers and learn more about this charming and often overlooked country from the people who call it home.

Megan

Guyana 2016

The feedback we received from the teachers was extremely positive. They were so receptive to the themes and ideas we presented to them and I feel the teachers in the community really benefitted from us being there.

Simon

Guyana 2016

There was a great team spirit during the trip and it was brilliant to be around other like-minded teachers for the month. Amazing excursions!

Jen

Guyana 2016

The training sessions we had in Guyana on how to teach adults were so beneficial and gave me much more confidence going into the conferences.

Savanna

Guyana 2016

Developing partnerships was so important to me to build a learning community where we all worked together. I shared my email address so that our group could also ask for further support and we can share what's working and I’ve already had emails!

What's included?

Included

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • All transport in Guyana
  • Team Leaders
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • LRTT conference costs
  • 24hr support in Guyana
  • Pre-departure training

Not included

  • Flight to Guyana
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry and exit Visas
  • Vaccinations and antimalarials

Accommodation

In Georgetown the team will stay in a local hotel with modest facilities and limited wifi. In the countryside we stay in a local guesthouses. On excursions, it ranges from hammocks under the stars to guesthouses on mountain tops.

Transport

Our team will meet you at the airport. From there, all transportation in Guyana is included in the form of hired minibuses and taxis.

Our staff

Your team leaders are qualified teachers with experience of LRTT. Their role is to support your training and planning and lead you during the Fellowship with close support from our partner.

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Experience Guyana

Kaieteur falls

"The world's tallest"

Sloth Island Resort

"Guyana's nature at its best"

Horse Cart Tour & River Birding Tour

"History & conservation"

What's next?

Our selection process

Apply

Apply online and hear from us within 48 hours.

Speak to the team

Complete a 30-40 minute phone interview with a Team Leader.

Confirm your place

If successful, receive an email offering you a place within 3 days. Confirm your place with a deposit.

Welcome to the team

Get a welcome pack with useful reading about your Fellowship, travel information and key dates for your diary.

Apply for LRTT Guyana

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