The Humana People to People teacher-training program represents an innovative public-private partnership model. Government cooperation and coordination is substantial, which has been vital to the sustainability and success of the project in the countries where it is being implemented. Local and national education authorities are involved in the monitoring of the training and in supervising exams. Sharing of experiences and best practices in educational development takes place via joint meetings, workshops, and pedagogical days.
The ministries of education in the country’s where the program is being implemented provide between 40-70% of the operational costs of the colleges. Support for the remaining costs are provided from a number of partners, including but not limited to: UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, the OPEC Fund for International Development, the European Union, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USDA, USAID, the Spanish State Agency for International Cooperation, and member organizations of Humana People to People. Additionally, a number of private foundations and companies contribute to the training of teachers.
For more information about becoming a partner, contact Marie Lichtenberg, Director of International Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org.