By Comfort Sena Fetrie, GNA
Dalun (N/R), Aug. 22, GNA – Teach2Teach
International Cordially is working in partnership with School For Life launched
Community Volunteer Teaching (CVT) Programme to improve education delivery in
underperforming primary schools in highly deprived areas in the Northern
The UKaid sponsored programme, which was
launched at Dalun in the Kumbungu District, would be implemented in two
districts -Kumbungu and Tolon districts, with the target of 15 deprived
Madam Anita Lowenstein Dent, the Founder of
Teac2Teach International Cordially, said 45 Community Volunteer Teachers have
been recruited and would be sponsored by Teach2Teach International to attend a
two-year teaching course with University for Development Studies (UDS) and
Bagabaga College of Education
She said the programme would also create a
pathway to accessible employment through local teacher training and in-service
teaching opportunities for unemployed young school leavers and graduates.
Madam Dent said the CVT’s would be trained
in four key areas which include pedagogy, personal growth and development,
transferable skills and capacity building and leadership and mentorship skills.
Mr Mohamed Haroun, the Northern Regional
Director of Education, advised the CVT trainees to take the programme very
seriously to improve education delivery in underperforming primary schools in
the highly deprived areas.
He called on other stakeholders to support
the programme to enhance quality education in the country.
Chief Andani, President of Ghana Association
of Bankers and the Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank, expressed his
gratitude to the Teach2Teach International Cordially for the CVT programme to
improve educational outcomes for pupils.
He said the CVT programme has also created
employment opportunities for the young people in the community which would
promote the economy of the society.
Teach2Teach International Cordially is a Non-Government
UK based Organization that trains young unemployed people to teach their local
schools and communities.
The main responsibilities of the CVTs is
teaching in lower primary classes, supporting mainstream teachers to address
large class size, supporting in co-curricular activities and guiding pupils to
ensure discipline in schools.