LRTT supports teachers across the Bwindi and Masindi regions of Uganda. Many of the teachers we train teach classes of 60+ children with only a chalkboard. In classrooms like these, making sure every child is learning is a real challenge and innovative approaches can make a real difference.
Through cycles of workshops, observations and coaching we support teachers to plan and deliver better lessons. Since 2015 we have co-led training with our network of LRTT Lead Teachers with the aim of building long term capacity.
We work in close partnership with Great Lakes Regional University (GLRU) in the Bwindi District, Southwest Uganda to promote high quality education through teacher training. In Masindi, western Uganda, we are partnered with Red Earth Education, working to unlock young peoples potential through better teaching.
In Kanungu, the team will conduct lesson observations in schools to deepen the understanding of challenges faced by teachers in the rural Uganda context, which will help shape the upcoming LRTT training. In Masindi, the team will get familiar with the current teacher training already in place and identify key needs to progress teacher development.
In Kanungu, our Fellows will begin working collaboratively with Ugandan teachers introducing new approaches into the classroom through a programme of workshops, joint planning, observations and coaching. In Masindi, our Fellows will work closely with head teachers and senior leaders to develop existing teacher training programmes and initiatives.
In Kanungu, the group will co-facilitate LRTT workshops with our network or Lead Teachers in Uganda. Through a cycle of coaching and reflection the Fellows will work to embed these new approaches and empower teachers to experience real change in their classrooms. In Masindi, the group will lead a series of workshops, planning, observations and coaching to 100 local primary head teachers.
The experience was amazing. It was great to be able to immerse myself in a completely different culture and see how schools operate in a totally different context to what we are used to. Visiting somewhere so rural meant that we really experienced Uganda properly.
The lodge was an incredible place to stay and I enjoyed my time there a great deal. The location overlooking Bwindi rainforest was stunning, and the local staff and teachers were so kind and very enthusiastic.
I definitely feel more confident as a teacher. My confidence developed in delivering the sessions, I learnt new strategies through collaboration with other teachers and after the observations of teaching I knew exactly what strategies I needed to focus on.
I had a fantastic time and met some amazing Ugandans and fellows whilst I was there. The accommodation was good and the excursions were well worth the money. The team leaders did a great job too.
Absolutely amazing! I'm definitely going to apply to be a team leader next year, either in Uganda or on another fellowship. I recommend this to any teacher who is looking for their next challenge.
The group stay at backpacker-style accommodation. With great views, western bathrooms and shower facilities, friendly staff and camp-fire culture, the place soon feels like home away from home.
All transport is included. We have 4×4 safari vehicles which are great for getting around the community and come into their own on weekends and Safari.
Our team leaders are UK/US teachers themselves and work alongside our Ugandan team of teachers, drivers and chefs who treat us like family for the whole Fellowship.
FOUR amazing excursions
Includes: White water rafting, Bungee jump, Big 5 safari and Lake retreat.
Choose between our Fellowships in Kanungu in July or August, or our Fellowship in Masindi in August. 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.