We have been running Teacher Training Workshops since 2014. The workshops focus on English language training methods and the content of the workshop is decided in collaboration with the teachers to meet their needs. Teachers from 10 schools attend the workshop and are presented with a certificate at the end of the course. As well as training, each school is given boxes of stationery, reading books, and teaching resources. Our workshops are effective and one of the schools increased its Grade 7 pass rate from 0% in 2013 to 57% in 2016. The headmaster told us that workshops played a big role in this, as well as the access to books and other learning material that the children and teachers did not have before.
At the end of the workshop and after all the hard work, Imvelo Safari Lodges take the teachers on a well-deserved game drive in the Hwange National Park. Needless to say, this is a major highlight of the workshop!
We distribute books galore for the teachers to take home and boxes of stationery and teaching resources for each school.
During the workshop we run a craft project for the children, resulting in beautiful artwork and great fun!