Sabre hosted two education stakeholder meetings this week to review the progress of our project with the University of Winneba. The project aims to provide teacher training in early childhood education in two districts of Ghana’s Central Region, Efutu and Gomoa-Central.

These termly Stakeholder Review Meetings provide a vital opportunity for stakeholders and partners across the Gomoa-Central and Efutu districts to share key project successes and challenges, and in turn help sustain the district programmes.

In 2022, Sabre Education began delivering training to all government kindergarten teachers in these two districts, as well as to teachers working in 34 low-fee private schools. We have now established a network of ‘Model Practice Classrooms’ (MPCs), in which teachers trained in the first phase of the project provide high quality training and classroom placements for student teachers enrolled on the Bachelor of Education at Winneba University.

The attendees of the Stakeholder Review Meeting considered ways the MPCs could continue to nurture student teachers from the University. Sabre held two separate meetings for our partner directorates to review key programme activities, and monitor the progress made by teachers in terms of implementing play-based learning in classrooms. Meetings such as these are very useful for stakeholders to provide effective support to maintain best practices, while assessing achievements, challenges, and potential solutions to upcoming hurdles.

I want to acknowledge the impact of Sabre Education in the arena of education, especially in their approach to KG education. I don’t know what would’ve become of us if Sabre had not come in to serve as a stronghold partner. I sincerely thank them for what they have done so far.

– Head of Department (HoD) of Early Childhood Education University of Education, Winneba

In attendance were Madam Alberta Ayeh, the Cape Coast Regional ECE Coordinator, the Head of Department (HOD) of Early Childhood Education, Senior Lecturers from the University of Education Winneba (UEW), the Director of Education for the two districts, the district implementation team from both directorates, a representative from the municipal assembly, and Sabre Education staff.