Teacher Training

Humana People to People trains teachers who are capable of working in rural settings and are willing to do so under the given conditions, with the ambition of creating change for the better.  Teacher Training Colleges of Humana train 2,700 teacher per year at 24 teacher training colleges in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique and India, in cooperation with the Ministry’s of Education and as an integrated part of the education system, complementing government efforts and contributing to innovation and development of teacher training.

The Need of Teachers

Training teachers makes a lot of sense when we look at development in general.  Traditionally teachers play an important role in the local communtiies.  The Teacher Training Colleges of Humana build on this role and equip the teacher with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an important force in the development of society.

The teacher will not just be part of forming the next generation, he will also through his actions and examples strengthen progressive development and become an essential factor both at the school and in the local community.  The teacher is in contact with all spheres of life and must be able to to supply it with new energy.  By training the teacher to live up to these expectations and use it as an active support of development, teachers can make a different in the lives of hundreds of people and to the social and economic development in that community.

In countries like Mozambique and Angola, only 50% of children finish their primary education, and a much lower number accordingly will get secondary or further education.  This fact is a great obstacle to development.  People without an education have only few possibilities of creating new opportunities in their own lives and can only contribute little to the development of their country.  Humana People to People therefore sees at one of its most important tasks to secure people education at many different levels.

As a Development Instructor you can support the training of teachers by:

  • Educating teachers to work in rural areas.
  • Setting up pre-schools for the small children in the rural areas.
  • Building schools where schools need to be built.
  • Making campaigns in schools to improve facilities and methods of teaching.
  • Setting up adult education centers.
  • Starting and running vocational schools.