Educating and inspiring local teachers in India
To raise funding for LRTT (Limited resource teacher training) in UK & India- including advertising, networking & conference venues in India.
My name is Sadie and i’m a 31 year old teacher who has worked and volunteered in a variety of different schools in England and Africa. Everyday, I get the chance to inspire young people, from all backgrounds, and use my skills to make sure every pupil gets the same access to a quality education and the opportunity to succeed. Now, I’m ready to share everything I’ve learned with fellow teachers from less-developed countries, particularly ones with limited resources (no electricity, no books, no sports equipment etc.)
Why am I choosing to do this?
Low quality education
190million children around the world can’t read this sentence. Failure to provide high-quality education is a global crisis which is costing us £100 billion a year. In addition, the pupil : teacher ratio in India is, on average, five times higher than well-developed countries, with at least 60 pupils to a class, this leads to teachers feeling over-worked and under valued. Aswell as this, the majority of Indian teachers in schools have received no formal teacher training before starting their profession.
A shortage of teachers
The UN estimates 33 countries won’t have enough teachers to provide every child with primary education by 2030. This means 69 million teachers must be recruited and trained.
India is close to my heart
I come from a mixed race family of Indian and Ukrainian heritage and want to give something back to this amazing country. After having visited the country in 2011, I don’t just want to go back as a volunteer teacher to interrupt a term of teaching in one school. I want to reach out to hundreds of teachers and head teachers across the country and ask them to pass on my skills and knowledge to colleagues and partner schools.
What will I do?
I will lead Indian teachers through cycles of workshops, lesson observations and coaching to enable them to become self-reflectors and continuously improve their own teaching through engaging lessons; ensuring every child is catered for.
Here is an example of what I hope to achieve: