In Line with the project objective and approved workplan within second quarter of the implementation of the multi-year resilient program of the Education cannot wait with support from UNICEF, through the national non-governmental organization consortium, Centre for Advocacy, Transparency and Accountability Initiative (CATAI) has continued implement activities across the two local government in Gwoza and Ngala in Borno state and achieving successes in retaining and sustaining children in school to have access to learning and lessons.
CATAI conducted a refresher training to seventy-seven (77) volunteer teachers on Pedagogy and interactive Radio instruction (IRI) across fifteen communities in Ngala & Gwoza LGAs of Borno State to enhance and strengthen the VTs capacity to know their role and improve their key competencies which is required by them to be able to deliver effectively by enhancing their general teaching method in IRI, multi-grade systems, and managing a classroom. CATAI continuously conduct periodic mentoring and coaching of teachers through identification of the key challenges faced by volunteer teachers across the project locations. CATAI support in coaching and mentoring volunteer teachers in addressing the key problems affecting their delivery, through demonstrating different teaching techniques to improve their productivity most especially using local materials to teach the student in their local language/ improvisation of teaching aids across the locations and how to have an interactive radio session Lessons.
As part of its activities on the ECW/UNICEF consortium projects, CATAI conducted a positive parenting session across Internally Displaced camps and Host communities at Gwoza and Ngala LGAs to include parents/guardians in the program activity to help in assisting the volunteer teachers in sending their children to school to increase the pupil’s attendance and retention through which parent come up with key mechanisms of addressing negative behaviors by the children, so that the parent can be able to guide and put their children through to ensure quality education is gain. Which we even include the issue of Explosive Ordinance Risk Education (EORE) to reduce the incidence of Mine explosive in Ngala.
CATAI also sensitizes and creates awareness of reporting and preventing PSEA, VAC, and GBV in the community so as to reduce the issue of stigmatization. To ensure children are protected across their various communities and coming up with the healing mechanism for the victims that encounter such abuses through referral.