On average, it costs £6,500 per person to participate on GLP. GLP is an 18 month programme with off-site training and a placement overseas.
In order to sustain the programme we ask each participant to commit £1,500 towards the cost of the trip. Your financial commitment contributes towards the cost of flights, accommodation, your living allowance, in-country support, your visa, a proportion of your inoculation costs and all of your pre-departure and post placement training.
How will you raise £1,500?
School-based practitioners may be able to obtain a contribution from your school’s CLPL budget, a donation from the PTC or, undertake school-based fundraising initiatives. For participants who are not school-based and/or unable to access support within their school, you will be required to undertake personal fundraising initiatives.
There has been a great variety of challenges undertaken by our alumni. Sky dives, bungee jumps, hair shaving, walks, cycles, bake sales, quiz nights, living off £1 a day… the opportunities to involve your personal and professional networks and your local community are plentiful. In addition, many participants have applied to their local rotary, community council and Teacher Associations for small donations to supplement their fundraising. For many, community and school-based fundraising have sufficed but others have supplemented their fundraising target with their own savings.
The Wood Foundation is responsible for the remaining £5,000 per person.
You will be responsible for the booking of and payment of any “tourist” related activities.
GLP Alumni: “Living is very cheap. Travelling on the local bus was about £2 for a 3 hour journey from the capital. Moto was £2 for a 12 mile journey. Food is very cheap. Eating in the village restaurant they eat as much as you want was £1 (mainly carbohydrate) and a Fanta was 30p. In the bigger towns with more choice it was rarely more than £7. Trips to Ngwenya forest and Acagera park cost about £100 for the day. Hotel accommodation was about £25-30 per night. I spent about £450 on accommodation, travel, trips, and food for the month.”
GLP Alumni: “Aim to raise more than £1500. I raised about £500 over and this allowed me to buy school resources to take out to Rwanda with me and meant I could leave them there. It also allowed me to provide some excellent resources for my school back in Aberdeen. I was able to visit the market and shop till I dropped gaining resources for a variety of departments in school.”