Acan Harriet, an English teacher at Keyo Secondary School, has been teaching for the past six years. Her favorite part of teaching is giving students a chance to work together in small groups. She moves around to each group to work directly with her students, instilling confidence in them as she asks them to present their ideas in front of their peers.
In preparation for coming to the U.S. with the Reciprocal Teacher Exchange, Harriet has been spending some quality time in the computer lab. She taught herself to use Power Point so that she will be able to share presentations about her experiences in Uganda.
Harriet is curious to see what differences there are in teaching in North America. She hopes to learn new ways to get students to engage and interact in the classroom. In return, she can share her own teaching methods and the way that other Ugandan educators work with their students to overcome their unique challenges.
Invisible Children’s Reciprocal Teacher Exchange, now in its fourth year, provides Ugandan teachers with the opportunity to spend four weeks in the United States partner teaching in a North American classroom.
The Reciprocal Teacher Exchange has proven to make a remarkably formative impact on all of the Ugandan and North American students, teachers, principals and head teachers who take part in the program.
Join us in raising support for Ugandan teachers and Head Teachers to embark on a dynamic personal and professional journey to collaborate with teachers from the U.S.
[The Teacher Exchange is a program that allows Ugandan and international educators to form teaching partnerships while exposing their students to a world outside their borders. International educators team-teach in northern Uganda each summer for six weeks, and, in a reciprocal exchange, Ugandan educators visit the schools of the international educators each winter. Learn more here.]