Here in Tanzania we have just completed a second workshop for national facilitators for the School Readiness Programme.
The core aspect of the training is that what we practice during the national training is exactly what we expect the Community Teaching Assistants to do in their classrooms, so there is little loss in quality as we pass through the cascade.
As you can see, we spend much of the time on the floor!
At National Level
During training for District facilitators (Regional level)
Application by Community Teaching Assistants at village level.
Not only are the results noticeable within a couple of weeks but the feedback to facilitators enthuses them greatly and they can feel great pride that their work, at such a distance, can have such an impact on children directly, within a relatively short time. During their next training they are so motivated and are able to build their ‘vision’ of their impact on the next generation of Tanzanians. This professional vision develops into a true intrinsic motivation that really changes behaviour.