Sabre has been working across six districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana since 2019. To date Sabre Education has helped over 1,000 kindergarten teachers to transform their teaching practice, through adopting a play-based approach. As a result, over 17,000 four and five-year-old children have improved learning outcomes.

In addition to teachers, head teachers and Ghana Education Service officers also receive training. They play an important role in coaching teachers to deliver the play-based approach and in maintaining the quality of teaching in the classrooms through regular monitoring and support. Ghana Education Service officers constitute the district implementation teams as well as the training teams to train the kindergarten teachers.

It is therefore really important that Sabre works closely with the district education directorates to ensure ownership of the play-based approach to kindergarten teaching, as expected by the kindergarten curriculum. It has been fantastic to see their commitment and engagement in improving the quality of Early Childhood Education across the Eastern Region.

Akwapim South Municipal recently welcomed a new Director of Education, Ms Elizabeth Afriyie. Previously Elizabeth was a School Improvement Support Officer (SISO) at Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal and has been an active part of our teacher training since 2019.

It was great to catch up with Elizabeth, and find out more about her promotion from SISO to Director of Education.

Elizabeth shared that “I am very happy to be here and in my new position. I was very excited and felt fortunate when I got to knowElizabeth Afriyie that I was coming to a district where Sabre is working. When I was promoted to a directorship position, one of my plans was to invite the district’s training team from Nsawam to help train and share some best practices with the kindergarten teachers in my new district.

During my first week, I had the opportunity to visit schools in the district to see the implementation of the standard-based curriculum. I was thrilled to see the teachers using the play-based approach in the classroom. In my role as a Director, I am going to ensure that the child-centred classroom set up and play-based teaching and learning is sustained in the district. Thanks to Sabre Education for supporting the Early Childhood Sector in the district.”

Ayekoo (well done) to Elizabeth on her well-deserved promotion!