It is important to us that our children are educated in classrooms that emphasize and encourage creative and critical thinking and interactive learning. Unfortunately, this is rare in the Tanzanian school system.
After years of research and under the leadership of Melissa Queyquep, The Foundation For Tomorrow launched a government applauded Teacher Training Program in January 2010. Melissa brings over ten years of experience in curriculum development, and her experience collaborating with community educators makes her the perfect person to conduct TFFT’s Teacher Training Program for primary and secondary school teachers.
The training approach is based on adult learning principles and makes use of participatory methodologies. Each session is customized after going through a needs assessment, teacher observations, and discussions with the teachers and the school administration. The program also has a Training of Trainers component, which enables our partner schools to develop in-house training facilitators
This program also grew from TFFT’s desire to improve the quality of education throughout Tanzania. Although we first introduced the course in our partner schools, eventually the program will spread to schools throughout the country, thereby benefiting thousands of students outside of TFFT’s Scholarship Program.