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DAN organises 5-day training programme for teachers

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 04, 2019 12:36 am
Resource persons and participants of the 5-day teachers’ training programme pose for a photograph at the Development Association of Nagaland training centre.

Dimapur, June 3 (EMN)
: The Development Association of Nagaland (DAN), official social developmental wing of the Catholic Church Diocese of Kohima, organised a 5-day teachers’ training at its training centre from May 27 to 31st under its project “The Morung” which is a community response for advocating right to education and protection from exploitation for the poor and marginalised children in rural Nagaland.

Rev. Fr. S. Charles, Director DAN, in his introductory speech, lauded the teachers for voluntarily giving remedial classes to students, who are slow at learning, “to encourage and support the vulnerable students to continue to remain in the formal education system and to prevent school drop outs,” informed DAN in an update.

Some of the topics discussed during the training programme were Right to Education (RTE), listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar skills, teaching methods on mathematics, teaching methods on science, remedial teaching, psychology, counselling and child rights protection.

The resource persons of the training workshop were Shilu, Joint Director SCERT; Kekhreineinuo Sekhose, Research Associate SCERT; Naroti, Academic Assistance SCERT; Dr. Sukhanya Paul, Reader SCERT; Peter, Reader SCERT; Rev. Dr Fr. Francis C.S, Principal St. Xavier’s College Jalukie; Tonika Yepthomi, GT GHS Diphupar B; Rev. Dr Fr. Joe Mariadhas, Counsellor & Asst. Professor St. Joseph’s College Jakhama; and Pikato, DCPO Dimapur District.

A total of 39 teachers – 20 from private schools and 19 from government schools — from five district (Zunheboto, Tuensang, Phek, Mon and Dimapur) attended the training programme.

“Morung initiative under DAN aims to reach out to the children in 20 targeted institutions and 40 communities to have adequate opportunities for growth and development and is protected from exploitation and denial of their rights. Remedial class for slow learners is one of the major components of the Morung initiatives where one thousand students from the identified school institutions will benefit from the programme,” according to the association.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 04, 2019 12:36:25 am