I found my philanthropic calling in 2008 while visiting the Agbogbloshie market in Accra, Ghana.
Magdalene Sackey was in a bind. The proprietor of a low-fee private school in Ghana with ambitions to expand capacity, she had acquired land for a new campus in Mataheko, a town in greater metropolitan Accra.
An integral portion of the TFET program are the in-person trainings that consist of a two-tier “train the trainer” model in which a group of “master teachers” completes the first tier of training and then replicates the experience to their fellow teachers at their schools.
Lily Baah began her school on a shoestring, in Apaaso, Ghana in 2005, with six nursery students.
IDP Foundation, Inc. (IDPF) and our partners at Sesame Workshop, with the help of researchers from NORC at the University of Chicago, had the opportunity to present the Techniques for Effective Teaching (TFET) program at the 2018 mEducation Alliance Symposium on November 6 in Washington DC.
Earlier this month, teachers, proprietors and head teachers from 45 of the nearly 600 schools that have participated in the IDP Rising Schools Program (IDPRSP) in Ghana gathered for another Master Teacher Training session in the Techniques for Effective Teaching (TFET), led by Sesame Workshop.