Teachers’ network continue to grow
We Do More schools also known as the 400 Primary Schools program is a DAPP Malawi education program that brings together teachers graduated from DAPP teachers Training Colleges (TTC) to stick together, meet regularly to share ideas and knowledge on how they can improve the environments around their schools.
Every three months, the teachers meet during what is called Production Camp to evaluate their achievements according to set plans, share experiences and to come up with action plans for coming months.
From 27 August to 1 September 2018 400 Primary Schools teachers’ network held is production at DAPP Chilangoma Teachers’ Training College (TTC) camp that was attended by 46 teachers. During the event, 13 other DAPP graduated teachers joined the network to work with their fellow teachers in improving their schools.
Activities that headlined the Production Camp included orientations on teachers’ roles in the fight against climate change and global warming, the use of class room trios (group of three) and trio task systems, resources mobilization for schools, income generating activities and production of teaching and learning materials.
The Project Coordinator Jimmy Kayange described the activity as one of its own kind with 13 new teachers joining the network, a learning platform on how teachers can maximize their use of salaries through small scale businesses and a topic on climate change that led to a community action where they visited villages around the college to demonstrate how people can construct firewood saving stoves.
The 400 Primary Schools is currently working with 90 teachers who are working in 74 primary schools in 18 districts. It started in 2012 with 12 members.