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 Rwandan Context

The Rwandan education system has faced many challenges, including in the aftermath of the Genocide and recently with the change of language from French to English. In 2017 LRTT returns to Nyamasheke to build on the successful pilot.

Our objective

Through interactive training and coaching you will guide teachers to use the new competency based curriculum. You will help shape the project as you build the capacity of Rwandan teachers to lead training in their own schools.

The programme

Rwanda Aid

Our partner are well respected by the Rwandan Education Board and their peer mentor programme is nationally recognised. The District Education office are very committed and the mayor even invited us to his party last year.

Understanding the complex history

Arriving in Kigali, one of the nicest and safest capital cities in Africa, you will visit the genocide museum and start get to understand the complex history. You will then travel through rolling hills to the remote south west corner of Rwanda, the second poorest district.

Planning, conferences and coaching

To prepare for the conference days your Team Leaders and Rwanda Aid will run training and support your planning. You will then lead workshop sessions in pairs to your group of around ten Rwandan teachers. Between conference days you will visit their schools to coach them through improvements to their teaching.

Training and observations

In the final conference you will co-deliver training with your Rwandan colleagues. Return visits to observe and coach will help fully embed new strategies into their classrooms. The aim of this phase is to create networks of Rwandan teachers who will lead improvements in teaching and learning in their schools.

Fellow experience

Callum

Rwanda 2016

A great opportunity to provide consultation for other teachers and to reflect on my own practice. The accommodation was excellent and catered for everyone's needs!

Katherine

Rwanda 2016

It’s given me a good understanding of the challenges facing Rwandan teachers especially with regard to the recent teaching language change from French to English. This will enrich my own teaching and allow me to share these experiences with my own students.

Gareth

Rwanda 2016

The fellowship has allowed me to rediscover the importance of simple AfL strategies and has pushed me to make more educated decisions as to the use of resources and time in the classroom.

Casey

Rwanda 2016

What an incredible summer! The trips to Lake Kivu and Nyguwe forest were fantastic and had a good balance of activities and relaxation time.

What's included?

Included

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

Not included

  • Flight to Rwanda
  • Travel insurance
  • Rwandan Tourist Visa
  • Vaccinations and antimalarials

Accommodation

You will stay on the shores of Lake Kivu in a simple hotel where you can enjoy a magical sunset after a day of training.

Transport

Your team leaders will advise you on flights into Kigali Airport. Private buses transport you to Nyamasheke and you will experience local transport to visit rural schools.

Our staff

Your team leaders will work closely with Rwanda Aid staff to ensure you feel prepared and supported throughout.

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Experience Rwanda

Chimp Trekking

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Canopy Tour

"Unbelievable views"

Lake Kivu

"Beautiful place"

What's next?

Our selection process

Apply

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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.

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