RedEarth Education is a UK-based charity working in rural Uganda to deliver high quality training and support to teachers. The charity was founded in 2006 by three retired teachers, Lynne Pritchard, Di Cosgrove and Ronnie Katzler, after many volunteer trips to Uganda. Together, they have many decades of teaching experience and global education knowledge.
Teachers in Uganda have virtually no access to new ideas about teaching and learning, as there are very few opportunities for professional development. By supporting and training teachers, as well as providing them with the means to deliver training themselves to their colleagues, we create a cascade effect of leaning. This means that our training goes on to impact hundreds of teachers, improving the learning of thousands of children. This is a central to our aim for sustainability, as we are working to hand over all programmes to an experienced, local team of Ugandan educators within the next 2-3 years.
Our programmes have attracted funding from donors such as COMIC RELIEF, who have funded our Early Reading Programme, the WATERLOO FOUNDATION and the BRITISH and FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY who have funded our Achievement Award Programme in primary schools. Our programmes have been met with significant success. A recent, independent evaluation of RedEarth’s work stated “this is one of the most interesting and impactful education programmes I have had the privilege to evaluate” As a result, other NGOs are adapting our programmes in various African countries, including Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
Find out more on our main website.