Sixteen HANDS (Health and Nutrition Development Society) staff members benefited from a 45-hour Training of Trainers workshop titled “?Sarkari Schools Tabdeeli ki Janib Gamzan” from June 9-14, 2008. This workshop was requested by HANDS (an implementing partner) and conducted by TRC, in our role as technical assistance partner in the RNE (Royal Netherlands’ Embassy) supported RCC Project.

The workshop sought to equip participants with the skills to train primary schoolteachers with mathematics content and interactive teaching in classes 1 and II.

“Teaching methods were effectively communicated and we received complete support from the trainers,” asserted one participant. Four modules were taught incorporating the Meaningful Learning Environment, Pedagogy of Maths – Making Maths Fun, Classroom Assessments and Workshop Leading Skills.
Teachers responded enthusiastically to the variety of methods that were both discussed and applied through individual activities, games, case studies, lectures, role-plays and group work.

We received encouraging feedback from both participants and HANDS as they found the training extremely relevant for their schools and for the trainings they would conduct. The maths module was considered very valuable for field training.

On a related note, we have been contributing to the Releasing Confidence and Creativity (RCC) project through a variety of contributions since the project’s inception. RCC is a programme for Early Childhood Development (ECD) and focuses on supporting ECD practices and structures in communities, schools, NGOs and the government.