Teacher Training & Support
A key pillar in our approach to improve the academic performance of the primary schools that we support consists of coaching and training of headteachers and teachers. We have two full-time field education officers – experienced (head)teachers themselves – who do frequent visitations to all the primary schools that we support.
Additionally, we organise a teacher training workshop and collective feedback sessions every year to introduce new teaching methods and capture the learnings.
We use the mechanisms of a semi-annual bonus arrangement and regular meetings with community leaders to provide overall governance towards teacher attendance, efforts and performance.
In cases of significant teacher shortages – a common challenge in rural Tanzania – we aim to complement the existing teacher contingent with local volunteer teachers who receive guidance from our field education officers as well as a small monthly allowance.