In December 2022, Sabre Education and Ghana Education Service organised the first Stakeholders Review Meeting for the Gomoa-Central and Efutu districts in the Central Region. The meeting brought together key stakeholders and partners across the two districts, and was chaired by the Regional Early Childhood Education (ECE) Coordinator, Madam Alberta Ayeh.
In 2022, Sabre Education began delivering district-wide in-service teacher training in partnership with the University of Education Winneba. The training was delivered to all government kindergarten teachers in two districts surrounding the University (Efutu and Gomoa-Central), as well as in 34 low-fee private schools. The aim of the Stakeholders Review Meeting was to share and review the first year of programme activities, while assessing achievements, challenges, and potential solutions to upcoming hurdles.
Stakeholders expressed their enthusiasm and gratitude to Sabre Education for the impact of the first phase of the project on teacher training in the two regions. Stakeholders also made contributions on how to overcome pressing challenges, such as inadequate number of teachers, poor infrastructure, and inconsistencies in training at low-fee private schools. There were also discussions about how the districts could sustain the practices and help scale the learnings to other teachers across the country.
In attendance were the Regional Kindergarten Coordinator, Regional Special Education Coordinator (SPED Coordinator), Head of Department of the Early Grade Education, University of Education Winneba (UEW), Senior Lecturer from UEW , Deputy Registrar UEW, District Coordinating Director for Gomoa-Central, Directors of Education for Efutu and Gomoa-Central, The Queen Mother of Efutu Municipal Assembly, representatives from low-fee private schools in Efutu, representatives from both education directorates, and Sabre Education staff.
Previously, children did not like being in school but with the introduction of the play-based learning, I see children feeling enthused to attend school and learn on their own.
– Rev. Samuel Bonney, Chairman of Private Schools Association, Efutu.
“Our collaboration with Sabre Education has been very fruitful and yielded great successes.” added Dr. Paise Otami, Senior Lecturer at the University of Education Winneba. “We would like to appeal to Sabre to train our final year Early Grade students so they can apply the learnings wherever they find themselves.”
Sabre Education would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the donors and stakeholders that made this project so successful.