The final school term began with a three day Training of Trainers workshop to prepare for the delivery of the last Intensive Training Workshop in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District as part of the district wide In-Service Teacher Training project.

A big part of our programme is strengthening parent-school relationships and how communities can help provide children the best school experiences. As part of the Training of Trainers, trainers were exposed to a variety of strategies that teachers could use to build such relationships. These included, open days, kindergarten graduations and kindergarten specific Parent Teacher Association meetings.  Issues around sustainability and how teachers, schools and the district could sustain the gains from the teacher training programme were also discussed. Trainers had the opportunity to practice the delivery of the workshop content to ensure they were fully prepared.

The Training of Trainers was immediately followed by two weeks of Intensive Training Workshops reaching 246 kindergarten teachers, 84 head teachers and 10 Ghana Education Service officers. Feedback from participants showed their excitement about the prospects of the project and their commitment to improving and sustaining the gains made so far.

In the coming weeks, the trainers will spend time in each of the 172 classrooms providing support to teachers to help improve their classroom practice and to make learning fun and exciting for pupils.

Here are some photos from the Intensive Training Workshops.