ENHANCING STAFF’S EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS IN WORKING WITH TEACHERS AND OTHER EDUCATION PERSONNEL
The Sierra Leone Education Partners’ Network (SLEPaN) which have a common donor called Rockdale Foundation comprises five Non-Governmental Organizations that complement the Government of Sierra Leone quality and accessible education initiative. The network’s members are National Youth Awareness Forum (NYAF), Defence for Children International Sierra Leone (DCI SL), Pikin-To-Pikin Movement, EducAid and Foundation for Rural and Urban Transformation (FoRUT).
The network partners conducted a training of over 50 of their staff on employability skills in Port Loko District between in August 2019. The specific objective of the training was to strengthen partner staff’s capacities to effectively work with teachers and other education personnel in complementing the Government of Sierra Leone’s role in providing quality and accessible education for the children of Sierra Leone
The training session were divided into two central parts – Project work and Workshops. The Workshops were sub divided into self-led workshop and team driven workshop. The Project Work focused on improving staff’s skills on website development, online magazine publication, creating and editing videos and audios, developing podcasts and proposal development. The team driven workshop aimed to strengthen participants’ skills in communication, word processing, proofreading, podcast design, Google Drive Management, Google forms management, Positive Attitude, data management, creating workplans, Problem solving, excel, research and working in an international environment.
The self-led workshop essentially focused on improving staff’s skills on photography, critical thinking, Canva Design, Proposal writing, the nutritional and physical aspects of healthy body healthy mind, social media, toxic masculinity, power points and Global Teacher Award.
It was a thrilling and incredible learning venture. We are excited that our staff as well as other partner staff’s capacities are strengthened to effectively work with teachers and other education personnel in improving quality and accessible education for the children of Sierra Leone. A special thanks to #RockdaleFoundation for funding the training.