This week, our Teachers seminar was held at Project TEN Ghana. A seminar that aims to provide teachers in the schools we work with with tools for good communication with the child and optimizing the transfer of lessons, methods and knowledge.
On the morning of the seminar, each teacher had a notebook and a pen on their seat and they slowly begin to arrive.
The comprehension that through one teacher we can influence many children is beginning to seep in and the excitement is at its peak.
Forty teachers from different schools sat in their seats and the day began.
During the day the lectures were delivered by our staff and the local staff we work with.
Each volunteer sat next to several teachers and so through hands on tasks and activities fruitful discussions were created between us.
One of the topics was about creating an empowering dialogue with the children, how the teacher can shape the child and at the same time achieve what he wants. For me this was the most significant lecture of the day! Teachers were given practical tools to change the day-to-day dialogue with the children. Tools that can empower initiatives and encourage critical thinking and asking questions, tools that can create a better learning environment and learning experience for children!
We are always told “Change is a process”, but that day I was able to see the process right before my eyes, I saw educators meeting with each other and having a mediating dialogue, reconciling cultures, ages, religions and colors.
We are all there to build and change through education.
I felt so proud and grateful to take part in this day, and to take part of Project TEN.