Teacher training and mentoring:   

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  In parallel with our expanding number of NFE classes for out-of-school children, PALM provides a good quality teacher training and mentoring programme. Our Programme Director, Daw Aye Aye Thinn, has considerable experience in a child-centred, active-learning approach.  Along with our three mentors, she runs training courses for all PALM teachers and study guides, and mentors them in their classrooms.  


  There are generally two teacher training courses each year covering child psychology and development, child rights and child protection, child labour awareness, child-centred approach, positive discipline, income-generating concepts, and the curriculum for the term.


  Then, teachers are brought together every month to share difficulties and prepare lesson plans and experiment with exercises for the weeks ahead.


  Our mentors visit teachers regularly in their classrooms to monitor their progress, check on how students are doing, and help with any problems. Supporting teachers in this way is important since out-of-school children can be difficult to teach, and teachers always do better if they are well supported.


  Training and mentoring our teachers well ensures that the education provided to the children we help is of the best possible quality.  Our teacher training programme benefits, not only our own teachers, but also those of other organisations helping street kids.  It costs around £1,000 to train and mentor each full-time teacher over the year.  Please help us continue to provide this service.

Programme Director Daw Aye Aye Thinn introduces an activity

Teachers participating in a teacher training course in 2018

Some of our teachers and mentors (Aye Aye and Wah Wah are 4th and 5th from the left) participating in a teacher training course in June 2018.

H4SS Mentor Daw Aye Aye Myint, teaching teachers active-learning techniques in teaching pronunciation and spelling of some English words.

The S4SK Song composed by Khin Zaw Aung

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