The Teacher Exchange (TEX) program fostered significant teaching partnerships by enabling international educators to team-teach in northern Uganda and North America. North American teachers would visit Uganda for six weeks over the summer each year. In a reciprocal exchange, Ugandan educators visit schools in North America the following winter. As well facilitating a mutual exchange of skills between Ugandan and international educators, the program exposed these teachers’ students to a world outside their borders.
The program worked with over 150 American and Canadian teachers, creating long-term learning opportunities that develop capacity for whole school communities. This cross-cultural collaboration benefited all participants, making classrooms more competitive, one teacher at a time.
“I see the world differently. The world to me now is bigger than just one tribe or one country. I have learned to look beyond my boundaries.”
- Ugandan Teacher
“Its opened up a whole new understanding of the world. We read about things and see things in books, but to actually hear from someone else who has a different view of the world has been eye-opening.”
- Ugandan Student