TEACHER TRAINING & SUPPORT:
Without qualified teachers, providing quality education will always be a struggle. Teachers are key to the success of any education system. In places deeply affected by poverty and conflict for generations, finding someone who has both the qualifications and the training to be a teacher is a challenge. Many rural communities in Nigeria are happy to find anyone who has completed secondary school to act as a teacher. The Nigerian teachers’ system has no active plan for ongoing training and support for teachers especially in rural communities, even qualifies teachers in the government sector recycle archaic methods of teaching and are not opportune to benefit from training’s exposing them to modern teaching practices.
Teachers that are not well trained cannot provide quality education. Their students struggle to learn and achieve even basic literacy and numeracy. Consequently, many students drop out of school and others finish without being able to read or write properly. All teachers need training and ongoing professional support. Teachers whose original training has been compromised by disruption of their own education need it more than ever. The chance to complete official teacher training, or use continuing training to upgrade their skills, are vital opportunities in these circumstances. This, combined with motivation and recognition of the important role that teachers play, can build the foundation for a functioning education system.
Hence the T-HERO Initiative focuses on rural communities in the Niger Delta region to promote #Education 4 all through teacher orientation and training utilizing modern learning techniques in Montessori teaching for grassroots learners. The aim is to empower teachers in rural areas for grassroots impartation. We believes Education is a viable tool for promoting peace, fighting poverty, combating challenges globally and are committed to investing in ensuring the teachers are equipped for the important work to be done.
- To ensure teachers are adequately equipped with knowledge and technical know how to better impart young learners.
- To create a long term impact on basic education in rural communities through improved learning processes.
- To improve basic education in rural communities through developing conducive and leaner supportive classrooms through provision of learning aids and teaching aids to rural schools.
Providing teacher training in line with global practices and utilizing innovative and sustainable techniques.