Each year, The Manitoba Teachers’ Society sponsors five local teachers, under the Canadian Teachers’ Federation’s Project Overseas, to work in developing nations to improve their education systems. Each year about 50 Canadian teachers spend their summers working with colleagues in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. Based on requests from overseas partners of the CTF, teams are formed in January with service taking place the following July or August.

The application deadline for Project Overseas 2015 is October 30, 2014. Application forms can be obtained by contacting Nancy Kerr at the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (191 Harcourt St., Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3H2) or by email (nkerr@mbteach.org).