Teachers in marginalized areas of Turkana County to receive training

Intel Corporation in partnership with Jesuit Worldwide Learning(JWL) and AsyTec a local Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to provide training to at least 100 teachers from 26 local schools in marginalized communities of the Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma Refugee Camp in the Turkana region.

The internationally accredited and certified teachers training program will run for six months to December providing the chosen teachers with free professional training through a blended learning approach integrating face-to-face and eLearning sessions.

Speaking at the launch of the training program in Kakuma, Dennis Momanyi, Representative in Kakuma at JWL said, “we are applying global best practice in this teacher training programme. Our aim is to shift the role of a teacher from the traditional or conventional approach of presenting information to students in the form of a classroom lecture, to a facilitator role.”

According to Momanyi, teachers must go beyond acquiring technical skills to transforming their perception of teaching and learning. He added that teachers will be taught on how to use instructional media and technologies to create rich, meaningful and diverse learning experiences.

Intel Corporation and AsyTec will provide each teacher with access to a new, connected laptop to facilitate eLearning.

The collaboration with Jesuit Worldwide Learning is part of the Intel Rise initiative which aims to use technology to support communities combat the effects of Covid-19. By partnering with JWL, Intel is deliberate in its efforts to facilitate access to online learning and improve student learning experiences in marginalized communities.

Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) has an established track record of delivering teacher training programs in marginalized communities in the last ten years.

The program was developed in response to the overwhelming desire and need for learning and education at all levels within refugee and other marginalized communities.

The curricula for this teacher training program will incorporate two internationally accredited tracks offering 24-week Learning Facilitator Course and 8-weeks course on eEducation Tools.

  

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