A boy selects his answer to the CTA's question
Ghana Education Activities Update
Implementation for IPA's Teacher's Community Assistant Initiative started in May 2011, and we are eager to share some exciting news from the field.
Activities that have been carried out include training for over 500 high school graduates to serve as Community Teaching Assistants in 300 schools throughout Ghana. 350 of these assistants are employed to provide remedial education to the lowest performing kids from 1st through 3rd grades, either during school hours or after school hours in 200 of the schools offering this program. Concurrently, 150 Community Teaching Assistants work with the classroom teacher during school hours to assist with standard teaching process and work within the classroom.
Regular teachers from 100 of these selected schools were also trained to improve upon teaching a curriculum geared toward recognizing children’s learning abilities and better aligning teaching methods to them.. This will ensure that no child is left behind and that, as the TCAI slogan goes, “Every child counts, every child can.”
A recent monitoring visit by the project team and government officials showed that the project is off to a great start in most schools.
The next phase of the project will involve re-training all Community Teaching Assistants employed by the project during the latter part of summer when schools in Ghana will be on vacation.