A “transformation Programme” aimed at building the capacity of teachers within the Tema West Constituency has been organised by LeadAfrique International with sponsorship from Coca Cola Ghana Limited and and Papaye Fast Foods.
The programme, launched in partnership with the Member of Parliament for Tema West, Kingsley Carlos Ahenkorah, is expected to enable the teachers to acquire the skills necessary for the 21st century education including, financial management, among others.
The three-day workshop takes place on the 5th, 8th and 15th of February, 2019.
It is expected to transform 286 teachers and over 5,000 students.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Co-founder of LeadAfrique International, Michael Ohene Effah noted that every individual aside their profession has certain skills and talents that need to be nurtured for the good of society.
He said people of this era must be willing to move from their comfort zones to areas that are more challenging.
“The illiterate of the future would not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn,” he reiterated.
Mr. Ohene said he is convinced that the training for teachers of Tema West Municipality will go a long way to change the educational trajectory of the nation and prepare the youth for the 21st century global economy.
For his part, the Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency who is also the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Kingsley Carlos Ahenkra, expressed his appreciation to the Coca Cola Bottling Company Ltd for supporting the project and to LeadAfrique International for the initiative.
Corporate Affairs Manager of the Coca Cola, Bethel Yeboah noted that “as part of the company’s commitment to the development of skills and the human capital for the country, Coca-Cola Systems have for some years now actively undertaken and sponsored initiatives that supported programs for youth development across the country”.
This, he said includes the implementation of the Discovery Channel Global Education Program in 20 schools in Greater Accra and Kumasi, built a 6 unit classroom block in Guunayili in the Northern Region and a 6-unit classroom block with toilet facilities, water storage and a teachers meeting room in Abuti-Teti in the Volta Region among others.
He emphasised that his company will continue to support the state in all ways possible in the development agenda.
According to LeadAfrique International, it is estimated that the average Ghanaian teacher has 30 students in his/her care and at every point in time, the teacher serves as a role model amidst other things.
The organization focuses on what it describes as the analogy of a blind man leading another blind man into a ditch thereby equipping teachers with the necessary skills to impact positively on the lives of students.
Since its inception in 2014, LeadAfrique International has trained over 2000 teachers through the Teacher Transformation Programme.