The theme of World Teachers’ Day this year - The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.
Education is a fundamental human right. It is the greatest vehicle for change and the most sustainable route out of poverty. It gives children the opportunity to develop to their full potential. Without trained and qualified teachers, however, the right to education cannot be fulfilled. A lack of sufficient teacher training in many parts of the world denies students the opportunities they need to develop into independent and life-long learners.
We are working to change this across northern Ghana, facilitating teacher training for Kindergarten and Primary school teachers specifically, to ensure they are providing the highest quality of education that they can for their students. This training helps teachers to engage their pupils using interactive and fun techniques for learning, using songs and plays, games and stories, which will enhance their learning. Children have started to really value their education and they are encouraged to keep coming to school, despite some of them having to walk miles to attend every day. Inspiring teachers, who have the right training, help their pupils to experience the joy of learning.