June 4 Jun - 29 Jun 2018
July 4 Jul - 30 Jul 2018
August 31 Jul - 26 Aug 2018
Our program in Bwindi supports teacher training in the Kanungu district of southwest 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 Ugandan LRTT Lead Teachers with the aim of building long-term capacity in the area.
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. Working in partnership with the Kanungu District Education Office, teachers from 35+ primary and secondary schools are part of our training programme.
The team will conduct lesson observations during schools term time to deepen the understanding of challenges faced by teachers in a rural Uganda context. These observations play a part in shaping the upcoming LRTT training during the teams collaborative planning sessions.
The team will co-facilitate LRTT workshops with our network or Ugandan Lead Teachers. The aims of the course are to introduce participating Ugandan teachers to a range of teaching strategies in the classroom that they can practise and embed into their teaching practise. The course is structured as a series of group workshops, micro-teaching, and peer-observations.
Through a cycle of observations and reflective coaching sessions, Fellows work closely with the Ugandan teachers to embed these new approaches and empower teachers to experience real change in their classrooms. This feedback cycle also helps to inform us tailoring the sessions for future worksops.
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 a 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.
Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.
As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.
If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.
Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.