Uganda Fellowship

Lead teacher training in rural Uganda

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 Upcoming Dates

January  3 Jan - 24 Jan 2019

June  5 Jun - 30 Jun 2019

July  3 July - 29 July 2019

August  30 July - 25 Aug 2019


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.

Fellowship Overview

Our Partner

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.

Understanding the context

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.

Delivering Workshops

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.

Observations & Coaching

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 workshops.

Fellow Experience


Uganda 2015

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.


Uganda 2016

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.


Uganda 2016

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.


Uganda 2014

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.

Our Commitment

  • Responsible and Sustainable +

    By working in close partnership with locally-led teacher development organisations and by taking a data-driven approach to our work, we are able to track teacher development to evaluate the impact of our training and continually improve our course.

    "Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all."
  • Purposeful Travel +

    A professional and cultural exchange between teachers working in very different contexts, brought together by a passion for education.

    "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
  • Positive & Supportive Culture +

    Build meaningful relationships with like-minded teachers, open to learn and share their experiences, and grow through a unique shared experience.

    "When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved"
  • Unforgettable Stories +

    An opportunity to learn from inspiring people, share new experiences, and create lifelong memories.

    "Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

Experience Uganda

White Water Rafting

Wild Adventure

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Lake Bunyonyi

Beautiful location

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Safari Weekend

African experience

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Gorilla Tracking

On the bucket list

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Chimp Tracking

An epic setting

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Boat Safari

Sunset cruise

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Bwindi Package

FOUR amazing excursions

Includes: Whitewater Rafting, Big 5 Safari, Boat Safari, and Lake Bunyonyi.

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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.

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