Intel Corporation has teamed up with Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) and AsyTec, a local Original Equipment Manufacturer to train 100 Teachers from 26 local schools in marginalized communities of the Kalobeyei settlement and Kakuma Refugee Camp.
The internationally accredited and certified teacher 6 months’ training program will run until December.
The training course will be delivered through a blended learning approach integrating face-to-face and eLearning sessions, with the support of online faculty from around the globe, as well as that of local onsite facilitators.
The curricula for this teacher training program will incorporate two internationally accredited tracks offering 24-week Learning Facilitator Course and 8-weeks course on eEducation Tools.
Speaking at the launch of the training program in Kakuma, Dennis Momanyi, Representative in Kakuma at JWL said, “Our aim is to shift the role of a teacher from the traditional or conventional approach of presenting information to students in the form of a classroom lecture, to a facilitator role.”
“To achieve this shift, a teacher must go beyond acquiring technical skills to transforming their perception of teaching and learning altogether. It means the role of a teacher shifts to a facilitator’s role to motivate, instruct, coach, or lead the learning process. We are also training teachers to learn how to use instructional media and technologies to create rich, meaningful and diverse learning experiences.”
The collaboration with Jesuit Worldwide Learning is part of the Intel Rise initiative which aims to use technology to support communities combat the effects of Covid-19.