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  1. World Teachers’ Day in Photos

    A teacher teaching a class in front of the black board, Ghana, Africa

    This year is the 21st anniversary of World Teachers’ Day. It was set up to provide an opportunity to recognise the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development around the world. Often overlooked and undervalued teachers play a key part in any community because they educate and inspire the next generation.

    We have worked and photographed in plenty of schools and classrooms around the world and been inspired by teachers and children learning. Here are just a few photographs to help promote and celebrate World Teachers’ Day.

     Teacher at the front of a classroom in Ghana, Africa

    Above: Rachia Abubakoni is a qualified teacher and is working at Wungu School in northern Ghana. The very school she went to as a child. She became a teacher because she wanted to play a part in helping girls and boys in the community where she was born to have the opportunity she almost missed out on.

    A teacher talking in to a radio microphone

    Above: Inside the recording studio at Radio Instruction to Strengthen Education (RISE) project. Lessons are broadcast over Tanzania’s national radio station network, and trained on-site education mentors lead children through the lessons using printed guides. Wind-up and solar-powered radios allow students and teachers to participate in the daily radio education programmes even in remote locations.

    A teacher in a classroom in Ethiopia

    Above: A teacher teaches inside a model classroom in Finote Selam, Ethiopia. Notice all the teacher learning materials on the wall.

    Children learning under a tree in Ghana, Africa

    Above: A volunteer teacher takes a large class of infants from the kindergarten Wungu School under a tree, Ghana. They are learning their alphabet. If it wasn’t for the volunteer teacher leading the class this would not be happening.

    A teacher talking at the front of a classroom, Ghana.

    Above: Rachia Abubakoni is a qualified teacher and is working at Wungu School in northern Ghana. The very school she went to as a child. She became a teacher because she wanted to play a part in helping girls and boys in the community where she was born to have the opportunity she almost missed out on.

    A teacher teaches by solar powered lantern, Tanzania.

    Above: Children learning in the evening thanks to a solar powered lantern in rural Tanzania .

    Teacher making learning materials for the classroom in Rwanda, Africa

    Above: VSO volunteers Anna MacEachern and Jeremy White are running a workshop on how to make visual aids for the classroom with the teachers at Rukira Primary school, Ngoma distict, Rwanda.

    A teacher teaching a class in front of the black board, Ghana, Africa

    Above: Teacher Mafunda Mohammed is teaching a class full of primary school children at Saateni nursery school, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

    Give us a thumbs up for world teachers day and please share our photos and help celebrate and promote #worldteachersday.

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