Do you want to make a difference?
Ready for the challenge of a lifetime?
We are looking for..
Three inspirational teachers to join our team of local Primary School teachers and leaders to help improve education in rural Lesotho.
What you will do…
You will share your skills in teaching Numeracy and Literacy and mentor your new colleagues over a 1 to 3 month placement in rural Lesotho (bespoke placements available). During this time you will gain unique insight into Basotho life, people and culture, which you will share with schools in Wales.
Why do we need you….
Your unique personal and teaching skills will help keep our Award Winning Sustainability work in Lesotho moving forward. You will build upon existing work done and create new partnerships in schools and in teacher training. Three Basotho teachers will have the opportunity to visit Wales upon your return where they will in turn have the experience of a lifetime. You will help them become key change makers in their schools and community.
Who pays for this?
The Lesotho Teacher Placement Programme is a well-respected part of the British Council’s International Education Programme. This funding will pay for your trip to Lesotho, insurance cover and give you a monthly stipend to cover all of your daily expenses.
What to do next
If you are interested in joining us in 2020:
You will need to check that you are eligible to apply here.
You can email or call us to discuss any queries.
Finally you can download an application pack here (Dropbox).
(NB These documents may download directly into your downloads folder)
2020 applications are open
Deadline 11th October 2019
Interviews 19th October 2019
Email your completed form and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact our Education Officer on 02920 399577 for more information or read our FAQ's
- You need to be a qualified teacher who is from Wales or is teaching in a school in Wales
- You need to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months prior to departure
- You need to be adaptable and flexible, open to coping in a new culture and climate
- You need to be in good physical an mental health
- You need to attend 2 training weekends prior to departure and complete appropriate administration tasks within the deadlines set
- You will receive a monthly stipend to help you with living costs during the placement (this will not cover a mortgage/rent/tax or pension contributions as you are a volunteer)
- You will be provided with a return air ticket to Lesotho and transport costs in country to get to your placement in Thaba Tseka
- You will be covered by our insurance policy during your placement
Contact our Education Officer on 02920 497390 for more information or read our FAQ's
With this brief message, may I salute all those who have contributed to the success of Dolen Cymru over the last 30 years.
The idea of developing a relationship between two countries over 6000 miles apart was never going to be easy but, as Wales and Lesotho pioneered this first country-to-country twinning, so Dolen Cymru has introduced many thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to one another and, in doing so, ensured a better understanding between our peoples. In the words of OT Sefako, the Lesotho High Commissioner in 1985, and the first chair of the organisation in Lesotho, the link offered "a new dimension in international relationships". In the 21st century, in an increasingly troubled world, Dolen Cymru offers a pattern of cooperation which is more relevant than ever.