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. It is not being donated to an international charity, the investment is in you alone.
There is flexibility on how you raise your minority contribution. This can be done through school’s professional learning budgets, personal contribution or community and school-based fundraising.
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 undertaken while you’re in-country, as well as your food costs.
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.”