OFID Supports DNS Teacher Training

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The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has entered into a multi-regional partnership agreement with Humana People to People to train 164 new primary school teachers across four African countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, and Mozambique. The training will be carried out at 17 DNS teacher training colleges operated by the local member organizations of the Federation. The support of training in these countries will boost access to quality education in under-served rural populations of each country.

“We are thrilled about this unique partnership with this distinguished institution,” said Marie Lichtenberg, HPP Director of International Partnerships.  "A well-trained teacher is essential to improving educational outcomes and through their support OFID will be helping to create a solid foundation for long-term sustainable development.”

The DNS program is a unique and effective training approach that is grounded in experiential learning and practice.  Students are taught that a teacher must adopt a child-centered outlook that takes into account the difficulties and challenges faced by rural learners. DNS graduates go beyond the classroom walls, reaching out to and leading communities in which they work to improve local conditions and create a robust educational landscape.   

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