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2-Day Training at Mae Ra Ma Luang

WEAVE’s ECD team conducted a two-day training for the nursery child development team on November 24-25, 2009 at Mae Ra Ma Luang. It was attended by 18 participants as well as 1 Project Coordinator, 11 Head Teachers, 4 Teacher Trainers 1 Local Coordinator and 1 teacher.

2-Day Training at Mae Ra Ma Luang

WEAVE’s ECD team conducted a two-day training for the nursery child development team on November 24-25, 2009 at Mae Ra Ma Luang. It was attended by 18 participants as well as 1 Project Coordinator, 11 Head Teachers, 4 Teacher Trainers 1 Local Coordinator and 1 teacher. After the training, the participants were able to use the reference table to determine the ages of the children, familiarize with the forms of monthly attendance & enrollment report and were able to fill-out the said forms accurately. The participants enjoyed the practical ideas shared and the games played during this training.


Presentation of Transition Result in MHS

A transition result presentation was held in Mae Hong Son on November 26, 2009. It was attended  by 4 Nursery Schools and Teacher Trainers, 1 Project Coordinator, 1 Capacity Building Trainer, 1 Parent, 4 Primary Head Teacher, 1 ZOA, 1 Camp Committee Treasurer, 1 Camp Social worker, and 1 OCEE Education Coordinator.

The WEAVE-ECD staff facilitated in the discussion for the presentation and planning. During the discussion, several concerns were taken up and its corresponding agreements were reached to improve some of the procedures. In general, the participants expressed satisfaction on the results presented.


School Monitoring

WEAVE- ECD team and Nursery School’s Teacher Trainer Coordinator visited and monitored 11 nursery schools in Mae Ra Ma Luang Camp. There are 1,460 children accounted for in all the said schools.  In the said camp, there are around 85 teachers, with 1 cook and 1 baby sitter for each school. The children are generally happy and healthy. The teachers faced several concerns like lack of funds for the school building, safety for the children, lack of space and land where a new school will be built.


Interns from Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU)

Sheryl Ramos, Intern from the Philippines, conducted a 4-day training on November 17-20, 2009 for the Women Study Program (WSP) Coordinator and teachers in Ban Mai Nai Soi on November 17-20, 2009. After the training, the participants were able to express knowledge on Community Development, understand & gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Project Management Cycle, and assessed the WSP curriculum, specifically the community development module.

Kristoferson Morales, Intern from the Philippines, was able to conduct the following activities:

  1. Coordinated the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on November 13, 2009 to the teacher trainer, ECD coordinator and Capacity Building Trainers to determine the different challenges/gaps, issues and concern of the current parent education program in Ban Mai Nai Soi.
  2. Did the Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on November 23-25, 2009 to parents that are enrolled in the ECD Parent Education Program to determine their issues and concern regarding the program.
  3. Presented his initial output on November 27, 2009 to the ECD Coordinator, Teacher Trainer, and CBT’s regarding the conducted FGD sessions. A summary of the conducted FGD was presented to the ECD coordinator, Teacher Trainers and CBT’s. The presentation was focused on the partner’s issues and concern, and recommendations. An initial draft of the CBT manual was also presented.
  4. Facilitated a 2-day workshop on November 17-18, 2009 for Nursery Teacher Trainer, 1 Coordinator and 4 Capacity Building Trainers. Its objectives were: to be able to familiarize on camp two’s  ECD program component (nursery schools, BT for parents program); to be able to know the issues and concerns of Teacher Trainer, Coordinator and CBT regarding capacity building for parents/ parent education; and  to be able to identify possible solutions for the expressed issues and concerns/challenges.

Leah Aportadera, Intern from the Philippines, facilitated a 1-day workshop on Nov.18, 2009 for KNWO and Women and Children Protection Committee in Ban Mae Surin. Its objectives are as follows: to be able to know and identify the Women and Children Protection issues, Gaps and Limitations in camp 2 through the conduct of FGD session and workshop activity; and, to be able to identify the intervention/s mechanism by the KNWO in response to the women and children protection issues.


UPDATES:
Ms. Melba Manapol of Ateneo de Davao University visited WEAVE on November 29 to December 4, 2009 to monitor the progress of the ADDU Interns.

A Product Design Training was held on November 23-27, 2009 at Lucky Villa Resort, Mae Sod. Twenty-three (23) participants from the partner organizations and WEAVE staff joined the said training.

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