we are living in 21st century but still there are children who have not seen a school and have no concept what a school really is. Yes that is right.
I have to prepare a week training plan for 40 schools. These 40 schools are called NSP which means New School Program. Punjab Foundation has a program in which funds are allocated to establish schools in rural areas where there is no public or private school within a radius of 2km. In this respect 40 schools have been established in 2008. Each school exists in backward rural areas, at some places there is not even a proper raod. But the best thing is that the children do not have to travel to cities or stay back home, we provide them education in their villages.
I have been asked to send our Subject Specialists for a week to these schools for an over all school improvement plan in the month of April. There are 7 to 12 teachers in a school. Schools are quite far away from eachother and hence we cannot do training in clusters. The only possible thing is to send one SS per school for a week to stay and do the needful. There is only one principal and hardly 2 to 3 teachers who are graduate rest our only intermediate or grade 10 qualified. I am confuse as to what content I use for overall school improvement plan.
If anyone of you have ever done such initial level training kindly do suggest or share material. These 40 schools were established on Punjab Education fund and in phase 1. We are entering in phase 4. We need to come up with strategies to imporve our schools as well and hence we are starting with the phase 1 schools. Hence there will be series of trainings as well as allocation of resources for these children in future.
I am really looking forward for an immediate response from all community members for sharing very simple training material for the up lift of education like that of "teachers as facilitator, 21st century skills", etc. Something ready to use due to shortag of time... or with a very little localiztion may be. If you want i will definitely take you on a virtual tour of these schools through picutures or i could get an SS to comeback with a video to upload here.