Teaching in Africa: What an Experience!
When not sightseeing, we spent five days working in four OE Schools. This was a priceless experience as an educator. The student’s joy at seeing us is unexplainable—they all wanted to have the American teacher come to their room or play with them at recess. The teachers are wonders to observe, their ability to do so much with so little is an inspiration to all educators. The schools we visited were much like the villages in their welcoming spirit and generosity—I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much in a day! I was proud to see OE materials being used in the classrooms and how eager the teachers were to learn how to better use the OE materials; it is a true testament to the power of OE’s mission and work in the developing world. The OE teaching trip was an unforgettable experience that I hope every teacher will be able to experience in the future!
Established in 2005, Opportunity Education works to improve education for children, and to give them access to relevant and engaging learning opportunities. Today, our mission is to enable young people around the world to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in life and work.