Teachers around the world share their stories

Oct 5, 2014 by

David Cheres first classroom was a patch of ground under a tree. Children in his community in remote Kenya were walking up to 10 kilometers to get to school so he held outdoor lessons for them closer to home. When a growing number attended his make-shift school, Cheres demanded the government provide more teachers so he could build a proper school for the children to learn in.

Cheres, a father of four, is now one of many volunteer teachers in Sinendet primary school in the Lemolo B community. The government posted eight teachers to their school this January and World Teacher Aid has started building a school house in the neighbourhood.

The biggest challenge Cheres faces daily is teaching without proper resources, he says. “We are also not paid, the community chips in with some upkeep money but we are volunteering for the most part.” He feels that getting the school built has been his biggest success.

via Teachers around the world share their stories – interactive | Teacher Network | The Guardian.

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    Dee Hill

    At a time when educators are under assault, we certainly need more of these very inspiring stories!

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