The first group of teachers being trained by CSI co-founder Benson Adjei (far left)
As we mentioned in a previous blog, we have partnered with our good friends at the Centre for Social Innovations in Kumasi, Ghana, to create high impact social education programs. These programs, designed to empower youth to become creative problem solvers, also benefit local teachers.
As part of their training model, CSI has adopted the teachers-train-teachers philosophy. This means that CSI will train teachers who will then impart the newly gained knowledge to their students. Needing to be conversant in concepts such as design thinking and asset-based community development, teachers at 5 primary schools will get trained by CSI.
Afterwards, the teachers will select 40 kids per school and these kids will form 8 design teams that will undertake an intra-school social design contest. The newly trained teachers will help students select pertinent social issues, such as lack of access to clean water, or unsanitary refuse disposal, and design possible solutions using only locally sourced resources and materials.
We are proud to partner with CSI on this incredible work and will update you on the innovative solutions the kids come up with!
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