Giving something back
If you’re looking at starting a TEFL course in Dublin or in another part of Ireland, you’ll probably agree that you’re actually quite privileged to have that choice. It’s wonderful that our students have the opportunity to train as a teacher and explore the world, meeting new people and joining new communities.
Most of us have enjoyed a great education in Ireland or elsewhere. We have the ability to earn money and travel more or less as we please.
For many kids, this isn’t their reality.
Some children are deprived of literacy. This severely affects their options in adult life. Just being able to read is a luxury in many communities. Think about it: our TEFL teachers work with the kids who are fortunate enough to actually have a teacher. What about the ones that don’t?
When our students leave for their position on the Supported Jobs programme, they’ll be tutoring the lucky children. The ones with access to books, pens and paper. But what about the children who never get to sit in a classroom, read with an adult or learn another language?
Our team have lived and worked all over the world. We are all totally committed to giving something back to the communities that have welcomed us over the years. Although we don’t have the means to help every child learn English as a second language, we try to do whatever we can to benefit kids and improve literacy levels in their communities.
This year, LoveTEFL aim to give to Book Aid International. Book Aid International work with education providers in Africa, helping children gain vital access to libraries and literature. We hope that our contribution makes a difference. Thank you for your support in helping us contribute what we can to this vital charity.