Teachers from Kayonza district are undergoing a three day training aimed at equipping them with skills to carry out adult literacy programmes within their working sites.
At the opening of the training, Executive Managing Director of Trends-Pro Inc, Telesphore Kabera, Wednesday, said that the aim of the training is to share with the teachers the teaching methodologies for teaching adults how to read and write.
“After three days they will go back to their working sites armed with new forms of skills needed for them to teach the illiterate ”, Kabera noted.
Kabera said that the teachers were chosen to carry out the programme because they are more respected and educated in the areas they come from.
He added that the programme is one of the strategies to be used to fulfill development programmes like Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) and vision 2020.
“We also hope to have documentation centers in sectors where beneficiaries of the programme will be covering for the purposes of supporting their added responsibilities”, he explained.
Teachers will learn techniques used to teach adults. One of the trainers attached to the program said that teaching adults is actually a specialized calling.
“Normally, it is much more complex to teach adults due to a number of factors. Attendance is a constrain and this impacts on the outputs’, he added.