Rwanda Fellowship

Lead teacher training in rural Rwanda

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 Upcoming Dates

August  31 Jul - 21 Aug 2018

 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. LRTT has been working in Nyamasheke District since 2016 and continuing to support the government education reforms.

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.

Fellowship Overview

Rwanda Aid

Our partner is 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 safest and most developed 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


Rwanda 2016

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


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.


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.


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?


  • 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


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.


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.

Experience Rwanda

Chimp Trekking

"Awesome trip"

Canopy Tour

"Unbelievable views"

Lake Kivu

"Beautiful place"

Rwanda package

THREE amazing excursions

Includes: Chimp tracking, Canopy tour and Lake Kivu

What's next?

Our selection process

Apply online

Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.

Speak to our team

As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.

Confirm your place

If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.

Join the team

Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.

Apply for LRTT Rwanda

One of our team will call you within 48 hours

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