Finally the day had come for our Overseas Teacher Training programme to commence. Our programme participants landed in New Delhi on 13 February and spent the next seven days having an experience of a lifetime!
The trip began with a personal tour of New Delhi visiting temples, markets and riding the local trains. After a bit of fun, the following five days were spent training and mentoring local teachers on how to be effective leaders in their schools. Participants got to see first hand what making a difference really means.
Here's what trip leader Alision Toia had to say about the experience:
The training week went well; the hotel was excellent as usual. We had two cars and a translator travelled in each car, so there was no chance of us getting lost! Traffic was as usual and the team could not believe the chaos of the roads and the constant ‘beeping’ or horns. The team worked really well and they produced some good, quality seminars. We all worked hard and enjoyed having our debriefing sessions on the hotel terrace every night.
We went to the local mall on Tuesday night which was an interesting experience - it was just 2k up the road - we went in an auto-rickshaw then came back on cycle rickshaws - an experience for the team.
To end the week on a high, we had a prize giving event and a party for the local teachers that participated in the programme. The event was held at one of the local schools and we invited the head teachers along too.
All in all, we were really happy with the progress the teachers made and the support of the translators throughout the week.
Thank you Delhi for the experience! See you again soon.
Find out more about our 'Overseas Teacher Training Trips' and how to participate in the next trip by visiting the programme's page.