Jumpstart! Update – Teacher TrainingFebruary 26, 2015
With 8 of the ten sensitization meetings completed in the past few weeks, Jumpstart! has now truly taken off! This week, ten nursery teachers from our partner schools are attending an Early Childhood Development (ECD) training course at Gulu Core Primary Teachers’ College, with whom African Revival has a long-standing relationship. We managed to sneak into the teachers’ classroom during their first day of the course, where the co-hort was offered a warm welcome by the president of the school, Mr. Loum.
The college’s tutors are excellent, and have created an engaging and interactive programme which will really equip the teachers with the skills to help their nursery students excel in their classrooms. During the training course, the teachers will learn more about ECD and creative teaching methodologies, and will be given a learning framework to assist them in lesson planning. Richard, our education co-ordinator, was also on hand to extend his welcome to the group, and address their fears and expectations of the course.
Many teachers expressed their desire to really increase their knowledge and teaching skills during the week. As we saw the group hard at work during lectures, this is sure to be the case! Although not present in the room, Richard took the opportunity to thank all our kind supporters and donors who made Jumpstart! possible. If you weren’t there to hear the room’s enthusiastic applause, we would like to echo Richard’s words and say a MASSIVE thank-you to you all; your support and generosity is so appreciated!
The teachers’ schedule this week is gruelling, but we are going to pop into the college later on this week, to catch up and get to know the group better.