Teachers praised

National

Digicel Foundation chief executive Beatrice Mahuru has hailed Community Learning Centre (CLC) volunteer teachers as agents of change and said the foundation was committed to supporting impact projects at community level.
Mahuru said that when renewing the foundation’s agreement for annual funding of K95,000 to programme partner 4L Training and Consultants (4LTC) to provide teacher training for early childhood and institutional strengthening programmes in the National Capital District, Central and Gulf.
4LTC director Mara Wape said the assistance would ensure that volunteer teachers were given the right training and resources so that they could properly teach children from marginalised communities to become useful citizens.
He said despite not having the educational qualifications, volunteer teachers in CLCs were “passionate and gave out more to their students because of their desire to help them make a difference.
Wape said that assistance from the education department was not enough and CLCs depended on non-governmental organisations such as the foundation.
He said a major challenge was broadening the knowledge base of volunteer teachers and the support received from NGOs would assist them improve their standards.

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