Blog posts about Teachers
Five minutes with... Bebhinn Ní Mhuirí, Teaching Methodology Adviser, Rwanda
"I've learnt that I’m really strong and there’s a lot of things I can live without. I never thought I would be the type of person who would enjoy volunteering but it’s really shown me that I can make a difference."
Habari za Shinyanga (Hello from Shinyanga)
Liam Egan, who has a wealth of experience in secondary school teaching and adult education, welcomes us into his volunteer life in Tanzania...
Unlocking Talent in Malawi
Seán Fitzmaurice is a retired secondary school teacher from Dublin who recently commenced his volunteer placement training teachers on the Unlocking Talent through Technology programme in Lilongwe, Malawi. He discusses the positive impact he's seen on his placement to date and what it's been like setting into Malawian life.
From Mayo to Africa: A teacher’s journey
Retired primary school principal Padraic McKeon, who has volunteered with VSO Ireland three times, outlines his motivations for initially taking the plunge and why he has no regrets.
An open letter from an Irish education volunteer
"You change in ways you wouldn't have imagined, you do things you wouldn't have thought you would have done. You learn new languages and meet new people, and the new experiences change you for the better as a person."
A volunteer's life in Karamoja, Uganda
Marie Moreau from Dublin, who has just returned from volunteering with VSO Ireland as an Inspection Advisor in Uganda, talks about her experience helping to improve and extend the country's education system.
“I love teaching – but it is so difficult”
Grace Chigwechokha, 41, has 84 children in her class at Chiuzimbi Primary School in Malawi ranging in age from six to 14 years old. She explains how she's seeing her learners overcome these challenging conditions through a VSO project.
“I keep going because I have a passion for teaching”
Josephine earns just £12 a month as a pre-primary school teacher in one of the poorest districts of Rwanda. She's finding creative ways to bring learning to life using old rice sacks and bottle tops, as part of a programme to improve early childhood education in the country.