• Investigation
  • Building schools in Africa: does it make you a terrible person? part 1

    Schoolchildren

    Holy clickbaity title Batman, let’s get to it. My school used to run a field trip to South Africa. Kids got to spend a week out there helping to maintain a school for something like £1000. It was the first volunteering trip I decided to go on. I was about 15 years old. That year, the older kids […]

  • Experiences
  • Why I almost quit teaching English in Chile

    Chilean classroom

    I had a vague notion that teaching is incredibly hard, but the faces of satisfied, invigorated children with their futures brightened by a grasp of basic English beamed at me from the program propaganda and I figured it couldn’t be that bad. I was fantastically wrong.