Teachers’ Resource Centre (TRC), the pioneer in introducing a curriculum and an institute (IECE) geared specifically to revolutionize and reform the way early childhood education (ECE) is approached in Pakistan, bid farewell to their third batch (2008 – 2009) on July 15, 2009.
The exhilaration, anticipation and empowerment were palpable, as these fresh graduates would now embark on exciting and fulfilling careers as professionally trained Early Childhood Educators.
Besides its revolutionary and out of the box thinking one of the reasons TRC is so successful in the education sector is due to its ability to view education as a unit regardless of whether it is the private or the public sector.? As a factor, this view has caused many of the ex students to volunteer to continue being involved in various capacities and help carry the TRC pedagogy forward, helping impact the sector as a whole.
The much awaited graduation ceremony for the third group took place at TRC on the eve of January 27, 2010 and, it was well worth the wait. A well-balanced mix of history, vision and humor, the evening was mainly led by TRC’s Director, Seema Malik.
The diversity, yet the unity of the batch was highlighted as former students pitched in anecdotes from their classrooms, reflected on the program, the imperative skills and knowledge they gained from it, plus video and digital images took the audience on a journey through the classrooms, personifying the impact on the students of the innovative teaching style.
The ceremony’s end saw Chief Guest, Mr. Aziz Memon, awarding the certificates to eager graduates and Ms. Mahtab Rashdi, Chairperson of the TRC – IECE, thanking participants for their attendance, congratulating the graduates and inviting guests for refreshments.