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Global Teachers Programme in Ireland


The 2013 Global Teachers Programme recruitment process is underway - contact us today for more information:  01 284 1414 or

What is the Global Teachers Programme?

The Global Teachers Programme is a 15-month development education programme for qualified primary and post-primary school teachers and principals from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Following a comprehensive induction and training process over 4 months, Global teachers spend a five-week placement in a school in Uganda. Global Teachers work in partnership with local headteachers and teachers to support the process of school improvement, particularly in the areas of school leadership and management, and literacy. The work of the Global Teachers is supported by Link, the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports and the District Education Officers.

To be eligible you must:
- be a qualified primary or post-primary teacher or principal
- have a minimum of two years teaching experience in Ireland/Northern Ireland
- ideally be currently working in a school in Ireland - full time or subbing

"I was completely overwhelmed by the welcome I was given in Uganda, the love of the children, the incredible insight into daily life in Africa and its wonderful culture of music and dance. I only wish I had more time to pay back all the kindness I’ve been shown”
- Mura Tierney, Global Teacher in Uganda, 2007.





Find out more about the Global Teachers Programme:
Read our weekly blog to find out about the 2011 Global Teachers Programme.

The Global Teachers Programme is funded by Irish Aid and by the INTO (Irish National Teachers' Organisation). 
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Contact us:
For more information, an application form and information pack, click on the flag below. You are also more than welcome to contact us with questions, on +353 (0)1 284 1414 or

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