Sunday, May 4, 2008

Travelling to teach programme launched

A new programme for teachers wanting to help underprivileged children over the summer holiday has been launched by a gap year company.

GapGuru specialises in travel to India and is looking for 20 inspirational teachers from the UK to spend three weeks teaching in India.

The 'Travelling to Teach' trip is scheduled to run from August 9th to 29th and GapGuru hopes it will give teachers a chance to make a difference to children in some of the most deprived areas of the country.

"We work with a number of charity schools, which provide education to children from some of the poorest backgrounds across India and they need our help and support," explained managing director Arvind Malhotra.

The programme is looking for qualified English language teachers and those with an aptitude for drama, arts and crafts, music or sport.

They will work with local teachers in schools, running a programme designed to help the children.

The three week trip costs £600, including a pre-arranged school placement, transfers, accommodation, meals, and in-country support from GapGuru's team of local coordinators.

For more information and to apply see the website or call 0800 032 33 50. Applications close on May 31st 2008.

Source: http://www.travelbite.co.uk/news/asia/india/travelling-teach-programme-launched-$1220771.htm

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