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Travel while getting paid

Traveling broadens the mind but it can be hard to get time to travel when holding down a full time job. OK teaching allows you to have good holidays but even 2 months free every summer may not be enough to satisfy your travel bug. You can of course take a few years off and travel the world but that costs.

Lets be clear , when we talk about traveling we are not talking about 2 weeks in the Costa Del where ever !! When we talk about travel we are talking about spending enough time in a country to really soak up the culture, meet the locals and ok get a really good tan as well.

As I said it can be very hard to do this while only having a few month off a year.

What to do ?

Well one of the advantages of been a teacher is you can of course teach while traveling. Teaching English in a foreign country is a very popular option taken by many people who want to travel and earn money while doing it.

If for example spending a year in Vietnam appeals to you then you can go there for a year and teach English. Teaching in Vietnam allows you plenty of time off, the money you earn is more then enough to allow you to explore the country and live well.

Teach to Beach is a company who will organise work for you in Vietnam, you need the follow qualifications

  • You must be a native English speaker
  • Any bachelor’s degree.( Very few exceptions). Does not have to be teaching related.
  • Completion of TEFL/TESOL online course. We will advise on the best path here.
  • Some teaching experience is helpful but not a necessity.
  • Clean Criminal record.
  • Good health ( There will be an extensive health examination on arrival).

So what are you waiting for , there are many other teaching options available to you while working abroad.

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NI Schools feeling the pain due to No government in Stormont

Northern Ireland has been without government for nearly 2 years now. While on the outside things appear to be moving along as normal under the hood the stains are starting to show.

One headmaster has reported that families already cash strapped are having to find hundreds of pounds to plug funding gaps so school supplied can be purchased.

These contributions are called “voluntary” but they are anything but voluntary. They are essential contributions and parents are put under pressure make these voluntary contributions.

Stormont has been mothballed since Martin McGuiness pulled the plug on the power sharing arrangement with the DUP when funding for Irish language training was withdraw.  An agreement was nearly reached between SF and the DUP to get Stormont up and running again but again it foundered on the issue of the Irish Language.

The impasse has created a decision-making logjam – and now parents are buying around £60 worth of supplies per school child every month to plug an education funding gap, a principal has said.

The president of the  National Association of Head Teachers in Northern Ireland Geri Cameron said: “It is totally unsatisfactory, parents have had a very strong voice in telling us that it is not sustainable.”

Schools budgets  has reduced by about 10 per cent in real terms over the past 6 years. “Schools are now at crisis point,” Ms Cameron added.

Charlene Brooks, chief executive of Parenting NI, a family support organisation, added that families were expected to buy extra items like stationary and contribute to the cost of particular lessons.

She said: “Parents have made it very clear that this has had an unwanted additional financial and emotional strain. They talk about a voluntary contribution but if one parent does not make it does that mean that their child is left out of a lesson and is more vulnerable to being picked on?

“Does that mean that that child stands out from the group? There appear to be much greater expectations on parents to pay towards things that they would not have to in the past.

Schools are not the only thing effected by the Stormont shutdown.  Loads  of pubs have also shut due to unreformed red tape and taxation. Critical road building projects and Casement GAA Ground development  have  also been delayed following the power-sharing collapse at Stormont.

The region currently holds the world record for the longest period without a sitting government, which it passed after 589 days.

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