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40 kindergarten teachers trained for early childhood education
From: Ghana|Adom News          Published On: April 30, 2013, 16:49 GMT
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40 kindergarten teachers trained for early childhood education

Ambassador Sharon Bar-li presenting a certificate to one of the educators

Forty (40) kindergarten educators selected from public schools in Accra have successfully completed a two week intensive training organized by Israelís Agency for Development Cooperation (MASHAV).

This was in collaboration with Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Ghana Education Service (GES), and was intended to contribute to capacity building at the grass-roots level through knowledge sharing in areas Israel has accumulated expertise.

Prior to this, MASHAV had taken over 100 kindergarten teachers from Ghana to Israel at different times, to improve their knowledge in pre-schooling through the sharing of ideas and knowledge.

The two week training, aimed at building the capacity of the educators to upgrade the early childhood education curriculum, took the kindergarten educators through topics such as learning principles, childís needs, levels of games, and others.

The selected educators went thought field trainings in eight schools including John Wesley Methodist Kindergarten, Kotobabi Kindergarten, Osu Kindergarten and Police Depot Kindergarten.

The beneficiary teachers are expected to implement what they have learnt and also share the knowledge gained with their colleagues.

At a ceremony in Accra to officially end the two week training, Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency Sharon Bar-li reiterated Israelís commitment to working in partnership with the AMA and GES to continue training trainers for early childhood education in Ghana.

Accra Metro Director of Budget at the AMA, Lydia Sackey urged the beneficiaries to show leadership and be proactive in implementing the lessons learnt.

She also expressed the AMAís gratitude to the Israeli Ambassador and the MASHAV for the resources spent on the educators.

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