Train for Tomorrow
Train for Tomorrow
This new, technology-enabled programme for school leaders in Ghana's Eastern Region, is being delivered by the Varkey Foundation.
Funded by Dubai Cares, this US $2 million project trains school leaders to become Instructional Leaders first through face-to-face training, and then through a distance-learning cascade, made possible by a satellite link and solar-powered infrastructure.
Train for Tomorrow aims to improve teaching practice through regular interactive, activity-based training sessions, to develop teachers' pedagogical methods and subject knowledge; to create more positive classroom environments; and to support the development of a more accountable monitoring system of teaching quality.
Our programme of enhanced in-service teacher training is built on a blended model of face-to face delivery of the core training to the project's Instructional Leaders from our technology enabled Hub Schools, followed by a distance training programme to further Instructional Leaders from surrounding schools, using the interactive technology. These Instructional Leaders cascade their training to teachers in their schools, supported over the course of two years, impacting up to 5000 front-line teachers.
The project's model is highly replicable, as all the expertise (both educational and technical) will have been deployed to create a significant body of hard and soft assets that can be used again and again, either with further schools within the reach of the original 'hub' schools, or through the installation of the technology package in further schools. The nature of the model means that after the fixed infrastructure costs are paid for, operating costs are minimal and the effect is far reaching.
Train for Tomorrow is being implemented in Ghana's Eastern Region, in the districts of Birim North, Birim Central, Birim South and Akyemansa.