We support teachers and communities so they can provide quality education to the children they work for. Working alongside our local staff, your skills can help make this happen. In Sierra Leone we have built high-quality classrooms to help reduce overcrowding in secondary schools and we are working to improve the quality of education in schools across rural Liberia.
2. Exchange Ideas
You will learn as much as you teach, and you will come home with a whole new perspective on teaching and the value of your role as an educator. Travelling to the schools of rural Sierra Leone and Liberia, you will get to experience a new way of life and spend time getting to know and learning from the local communities and teachers. And working with our local staff, you will be lending your own skills and experience to help our intensive catch-up classes become the best they can be.
“Off the beaten track” is an understatement! Your trip to the schools will take you across Sierra Leone and Liberia to some of the most rural, hard-to-reach areas. You will have plenty of opportunity to wander the local towns, eat your fill of fresh mangoes and stock up on lappa (the West African printed cloth) to take home.
4. Challenge Yourself
Break free of your comfort zone and join the adventure of it! During the programme, you will stay in one of our Street Child compounds or in local guesthouses. Living conditions will be basic, with no running water and limited access to electricity and WiFi. And hard-to-reach schools means rough, bumpy journeys through the amazing jungle landscape. You will be travelling about the country in our Street Child 4x4s, Afrobeats booming out of the speakers and likely getting stuck in the mud. But, if you can handle a bucket shower or three and want a real taste of life where we work, we promise you an experience like no other!
5. Share the Adventure
You will be part of a team of UK teachers, working together and sharing your thoughts and experiences. Like-minded and travelling with a shared purpose, you will make bonds that will last a very long time. On your trip you will stay in local communities and get to know the country and its famously welcoming people first-hand.
6. Engage Your Class
The experience doesn’t end there. Imagine the stories you will be bringing back to the classroom! Through your experience, you can give them a unique insight into what school is like for children in West Africa, and bring them into the adventure with you. If your school is involved in your fundraising, then you can share your experiences and show them first hand the impact the fundraising has had.