LRTT supports teachers in Njombe, southwest Tanzania, and in 2017 will expand to reach other districts. Improvements in primary enrolment have left challenges with the quality of education and only 25% attend secondary school.
In 2017, LRTT will continue to support teachers in Njombe as well as forming new partnerships in other districts. Through a cycle of workshops, coaching and observations, Tanzanian teachers will be supported to lead their training.
In Njombe we work alongside the local district education office to support their teachers and ensure training is relevant to their challenges. We are excited by the new partnerships we are forming to support other districts in Tanzania.
After a relaxing start in the paradise of Zanzibar you will travel to your fellowship location. A swahili lesson and orientation will help you settle in before you begin classroom observations. You will start to build a deeper awareness of the education system to inform your training sessions.
To prepare for the conference days your Team Leaders will run training and support your planning. You will then lead workshop sessions in pairs to your group of around ten Tanzanian teachers. Between conference days you will provide in-school support and coach them through improvements to their teaching.
In the final conference you will co-deliver training with your Tanzanian 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 Tanzanian teachers who will lead improvements in teaching and learning in their schools.
I was incredibly impressed with the work LRTT is able to do considering the number of limitations it operates under. Promoting a culture of collaboration and peer observation, encouraging the idea of lead teachers within schools is a model I believe will be beneficial to teaching in Tanzania.
A once in a lifetime experience. I was absolutely thrilled and humbled to work so closely with local teachers who were so friendly and kind. I would definitely recommend LRTT and would love to continue to be a part of its mission as it's something I feel very strongly about.
Working in pairs meant we could share ideas and come up with really inspiring sessions. This meant I was more confident in planning and delivering the sessions and the whole experience has improved my motivation to continue to teach.
Through LRTT I have really reflected on my own practice and feel like I have become a better teacher. The balance between free time and work time was perfect and it was great to have such a strong team feeling throughout the project.
Through conversations with other passionate teachers I feel I have gained a lot of knowledge and confidence. The conferences were well-run and the feedback from the teachers suggested that they found it a useful and positive experience.
You will stay in local guesthouses with space to relax after a day in schools. You will experience friendly Tanzanian hospitality and sample traditional dishes.
Your team leaders will advise you on the best flights and meet you at the airport. Throughout the project, and on safari, we travel in private buses.
Your team leaders are all qualified teachers who will ensure you feel prepared and supported throughout.
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Apply online and hear from us within 48 hours.
Complete a 30-40 minute phone interview with a Team Leader.
If successful, receive an email offering you a place within 3 days. Confirm your place with a deposit.
Get a welcome pack with useful reading about your Fellowship, travel information and key dates for your diary.