Dubai organisation launches programme to train Ugandan teachers
Dubai Oct 4 (IANS/WAM) A three-year programme aimed at enhancing the skills of 17 000 teachers across 66 districts of Uganda was launched by philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares to mark World Teachers Day on Wednesday.
The programme "The Teacher is a Change-Maker" aims to motivate teachers enhance the academic skills of students and promote the teaching profession.
The programme costing $1.2 million was launched in co-operation with the Schools and Teachers Innovating for Results (STIR) organisation and will indirectly benefit over 988 000 Ugandan students and support their long-term education.
The programme also aims to create networks of teachers who are "change-makers" as well as active communities of local teachers to enable them to exchange the necessary skills and knowledge develop the local education system and improve the current learning environment.
Tariq Al Gurg CEO of Dubai Cares stated that Dubai Cares believes that encouraging teachers will enhance the effectiveness of educational practices which will improve the academic results of students.
The programme aims to create a major movement led by teachers to facilitate change in the current system Gurg said.