In April this year, five 15-hour ECE refresher workshops, supported by the USAID-AKF RCC Project, were held for 122 teachers. They had already attended our 45-hour ECE workshop in 2004, and had indicated the need for this training, during the impact survey conducted in 2005.

The teachers said the workshop filled the gaps in their understanding and gave them clarity about how to manage the ECE daily routine, and that the innovative ideas will help them improve their classroom practice. They enjoyed the friendly environment where they were given the opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions. Some teachers found the day was too long (five hours) and felt the workshop should be shortened.

In the evaluation form, which is in Urdu, one teacher wrote these words in English ” It was very refreshing. It gave me strength. I will do my best next year. InshaAllah.”