« BackKerry volunteer aims to improve primary education in Uganda

Maria Casey in UgandaA Kerry woman will depart for Uganda today where she will volunteer with VSO Ireland, the international development organisation that fights poverty through volunteers.

Maria Casey who is a 29 year old primary school teacher from Tralee will use her professional skills and experience, to volunteer as a teacher educator in Karamoja, Uganda.

While there, she will be involved in capacity building for pre-service tutors and students in preparation for school practice.

Maria has previously volunteered as a primary teacher trainer for student teachers in Cambodia, Rwanda, Uganda and India.

VSO Ireland is currently looking for experienced education professionals, including people who have recently retired, to volunteer as teacher educators in Uganda for three-month placements from July-September 2016.

For further details you can visit www.vso.ie or call 01-6401060.