Refresher Training for Teachers

From July 20-23, 2017, a four days training was organised for the teachers of non-formal education centre being run in 15 different villages by Disha Social Organization, at the training centre. Along with syllabus and method of teaching, the training covered issues like gender, violence against women and women’s rights.

Tasneem, resource person, discussed the rules and expectations from the training with the participants and divided them into three groups and told their responsibilities during the meeting.

Shaheen, coordinator of education programme, asked the participants to write about the changes that have taken place in their lives since teaching in these centres.  They said that they overcame their hesitation, have a new identity, have the opportunity to meet new people and venture out of home, their social knowledge has increased, they get respect from students and their parents, learned a lot about women’s health and violence against women and their confidence increased.

Jahnavi Tiwari, resource person, spoke on the issues of gender, female foeticide, and violence against women, social change and role of teacher in it through education. She informed that women are harassed socially, economically, religiously and politically. She encouraged women get aware of their rights and to fight for the same. She also shed light on Domestic Violence Act 2005.

Tasneem discussed next year’s action plan for the centres. She spoke about documentation system and said that it was vital for our work and project. She informed that there were two formats for reporting, a daily reporting format and a monthly reporting format.

Addressing the participants Disha Director KN Tiwari said that this training was very useful for them. He asked the participants to apply whatever they will learn here in their education centres. Efforts should be made to make centres interesting and better so that presence of adolescent girls could increase. Last year an inter centre visit programme and adolescent girls fair were organised. These activities had very good effect on the education centres.  

Apart from this many other interesting activities have also been included in the course to strengthen the centres. Adopting social awareness along with studies is also a part of our work. Therefore, we have to make adolescent girls and their parents aware of their health and social issues.