We’re looking for volunteer teacher-trainers to spend three terms in Ashanti helping develop our teacher-trainer work.
A few years ago, retired teacher Dave Banks set out to improve the quality of teaching in Sekyere Central District. After observing lessons and talking to teachers, he documented a method of improving their performance, and at first was inclined to publish it.
But then he realised that the programme might well be seen as a foreign invention, created by an arogant foreigner who thought he knew it all.
So Dave decided to work with the eight top supervisors in the District. Together they revised the work, and then the supervisors cascaded the information to all the local schools. Since then, exam results have dramatically improved, and Dave is under pressure from neighbouring Districts to extend the programme to them.
We’re now looking for more people to join him – to work with District supervisors to amend and improve the programme so that local people can take ownership of it, and then to cascade it to large numbers of teachers.
This might be a great opportunity for recently retired people, or people looking for a change in life-style. No pay, but you’ll get free board and lodging, the knowledge you’re making a big difference to the life chances of many children, and the undying gratitude of some of the nicest people in Africa.