Global Schoolroom Calling for Volunteers

Next summer Global Schoolroom will once again be offering teachers a fascinating opportunity to leave Ireland behind for the month of July and travel to Northeast India to work with teachers there. This gives teachers from Ireland a unique way to develop their own teaching skills while helping their colleagues overseas to do the same.  It also offers the time to do a small local study, facilitated by the University of Limerick, so that teachers can share what they’ve learned with their own pupils when they get back home.

In summary, Global Schoolroom provides a unique opportunity for teachers in Ireland and abroad to share educational experience and contribute to each other’s professional development. It also offers the chance to make a real and lasting difference to the quality of education being delivered so helping eradicate poverty, promote economic development and build sustainable communities.

The programme is now recruiting primary and secondary teachers from Ireland for the July 2014 programmes. Those selected will spend 4 weeks working as tutors with Indian teachers on a Diploma in Teacher Education accredited by University College Dublin and Assam Don Bosco University.

For the Indian teachers, this forms part of a 3-year programme. Meanwhile the teachers from Ireland can look forward to a truly rewarding and unforgettable experience – many describe it afterwards as the highlight of their teaching career!  Many also find that the sharing of experience and the reflection on practice that this requires, reinvigorates their own teaching leading to significant professional development.

If you would like to apply for a place on Global Schoolroom’s 2014 programme simply log on to to find out more about the programme and download the application form. If you require further details just call 01-8456901 or email

Closing date for applications is Friday, November 22, 2013. Interviews are scheduled to take place in Dublin in December.