In July 2017 I will be returning to Sierra Leone to support Street Child's teacher training work. Sierra Leone is an amazing country and it was wonderful last time I was there to see how thoughtful, self-reliant and resilient the people are. It is also one of the world's poorest countries, having been through a brutal civil war and - having just risen to have the world's second fasting growing economy - the misery of the ebola epidemic.
Despite the huge efforts of the people of Sierra Leone, Education is, of course, in a fairly parlous state and the well-meaning teachers are often doing their best despite their own lack of formal education. Last time I visited, I helped run a series of teacher training workshops and it was inspiring to see both the gratitude and the enthusiasm of the teachers, and to perceive a real change in the teachers' understanding of how to help their students learn.
This time I will be spending three weeks working alongside Street Child's Director Of Learning, Maxim, and Port Loko Distance Teaching College to create a 3 day teacher training programme for Street Child's Teaching Specialists. These Teaching Specialists will then be able to pass this on to a large number of local teachers and so increase the impact of the small contribution I am able to make.
I am sadly not in a position to meet all of the costs of the trip alone, and so I am asking for whatever support you can provide to help get me to Sierra Leone. I have put a target of £1000 as a rough estimate, and will update this page with itemised costs of an expenses so the whole process is completely transparent. Any money raised above my costs will be donated to support Street Child's wider work. If you would like to support them directly, please visit https://streetchild.everydayhero.com/uk/martyn
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Evidence for expenses can be found at: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNMsmIMwM0FW0...