Teresa's Convent Class of '78 Sponsored Teacher
Teresa's Class of 78 (Visionary Project) recently
sponsored a four-day teacher training workshop
aimed at improving instruction and building
capacity for teachers at St. Teresa's Convent.
The workshop was organized by The Teacher Consultant
Group; US based nonprofit organization headed
by Anastasia Simmonds Caphart. Facilitators
of the workshop included professionals from
the Ministry of Education, W.V.S.T. Teacher
College, Marist Brother and Catholic Education
day one of the workshop a panel discussion was
held between facilitators and participants.
The topic "The Liberian Educational System
Where we are? (Present)
Where do we want
to go? (Future) and "How do we get there?
(Means)" generated a spirited and educational
discussion among the panelists. The consensus
is that teacher training is pivotal to building
a viable educational system anywhere, especially
in postwar Liberia. Training workshops for teachers
such as this will help improve instruction and
empower children to learn and grow.
Days 2-4 of the workshop covered essential areas
including reading, methodology, classroom management,
assessment, guidance, counseling and teaching
ethics. Teachers in the primary grades engaged
in hands-on activities that included room arrangement
and creating print rich environment for the
materials and equipment were donated to STC
by Class of '78, and one kindergarten class
benefited from a facelift. Arm chairs were replaced
with chairs and new tables were provided. Children
can now sit at tables to interact with their
classmates. Thanks to Wadei Powell who assisted
in this venture.
Principal Gray expressed gratitude for successful
implementation of the 4-day Teacher Workshop
which according to her was aimed at improving
the human resource development quality of teachers
at STC. She further stated "It is our prayer
that this will be an annual activity that will
gradually include other sister schools for the
betterment of the Liberian Education School
workshop was extended to the Bertha Porte Center
where teachers and students of the Bertha Porte
Adult Literacy Program were observed, followed
by a one day Literacy Refresher Workshop, with
35 teachers of ALFALIT in Upper Paynesville.
Teacher Consultant Group is grateful to our
premier sponsor, STC Class of '78. Our major
sponsors included, Dr. & Mrs. Celsius Ebba,
Mr. Sam Williams II, Mr. & Mrs. Victor Abraham,
Dr. Henrique Scott, Rev. Glen Mason (Carver
International Missions, USA), Mr. & Mrs.
Martin Scott, Mr. Henry Clements, Mr. &
Mrs. Emmanuel Smith, Mrs. Beverly Burrowes,
Ms. Roynelle Murray, Mr. JE Benjamin & Mr.
Mickey Mensah. We also acknowledge the contributions
of our facilitators including Ms. Mamawah Sherif
and the Albert Porte Memorial Library. Because
of your generosity and commitment to our children,
we impact teaching and learning in Liberia.
May the good Lord continue to bless the work
of your hands.
Teacher Consultant Group is committed to improving
instruction and helping children learn and grow
in Liberia in collaboration with the Ministry
of Education and the Catholic Archdiocese of
Anastasia Simmonds-Caphart, Marilyn Grigsby-Harris,
Fata Togba-Mensah, Agnes Teclar, Beverly Burrowes-Barnes,
Dr. Daniel Barclay, Mrs. Marie Mason & Troken