WE-CARE Foundation Ends First ECD Workshop…Trains Teachers, Writers & Illustrators

The WE-CARE Foundation, a local educational NGO through its Critical Thinking Liberia (CTL) program has ended the first two phases of 5-day training workshop for trainers, teachers, writers & illustrators on the integration of critical thinking into the Early Childhood Development curriculum.

The workshop began with the training of 10 teachers from 5 schools selected to serve as pilot schools and 10 trainers as monitors and mentors. It ran from March 17 – 21, 2014.

Speaking to our reporter, WE-CARE’s program Coordinator, Madam Yvonne Weah said the training focused on how to create an active and participatory learning environment for pre-school children.

Meanwhile, the second phase of the 5-day workshop brought together twenty writers, illustrators, book designers and publishers. According to T. Michael Weah, WE-CARE Executive Director, it was aimed at building the capacity of the participants to use local experiences and materials for writing and illustrating culturally relevant books that support Early Childhood Development/Education in Liberia. He said, after the workshop, participants will produce books that will help in the Early Childhood Development of the Liberian children in preparing them for schools and becoming better citizens.

The writers and illustrators workshop which ran from March 29, to April 3, 2014 began at the WE-CARE Library on Carey & Gurley Streets and ended at the Monrovia YMCA.

Critical Thinking Liberia (CT-L) is a programs of the WE-CARE Foundation, which trains teachers and other professionals in the application of critical thinking strategies/methods in the classrooms and professional lives. It is an initiative of the WE-CARE Foundation and sponsored by the Open Society Foundation-OSF.

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