First of all, a huge thank you to all of our previous and recent supporters! Our latest update from the field includes some of the fall activities that we've carried out to achieve the next steps in both implementation and concurrent evaluation of this exciting national program in Ghana.
Some of the exciting developments we would like to share are integral parts of the success of the program. Over the last few months, all community teaching assistants were retrained to serve in their community schools throughout the country. The re-training was to ensure the instruction capacity gaps identified during teacher's assistant assessments throughout the 1st phase of the project were addressed. The aim of the re-training program was to ensure that each and every trained community assistant is well equipped to work with low-performing pupils in a separate group for two or more hours each day to bring them up to speed on basic skills. This is targeted at bringing pupils who were just achieving the minimum competencies to proficiency levels.
Another major activity of the program has been consistend monitoring of the project implementation. Schools are being visited unannounced to check on the Teacher, Community Teaching Assistants and pupil attendance as well as to gather detailed information on teaching methods. The project evaluation team has begun a nation-wide exercise to collect data on the learning levels of children involved in the program to measure the initial outcomes of the project intervention. Results from this exercise will be shared in the next update.
As always, we thank you for your interest in this exciting national endeavor and invite you to share any questions or comments you have on our Global Giving page. We would love to engage more with our donors as the program grows and expands.
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