Teach for Tomorrow

Teach for Tomorrow

Annual reports & financials

Annual reports & financials

Annual reports & financials

Location: Oro Province, Gulf Province, Autonomous Region of Bougainville

We know a better future starts with education. We also know that teachers are the most important contributor to student outcomes in school contexts.

KTF’s Teach for Tomorrow project works in partnership with the National Department of Education and PNG Education Institute. The PNG Government aims to develop a highly literate and numerate workforce within the next 20 years, however this dream will not be realised without capable and passionate teachers .

With this in mind, Teach for Tomorrow is helping to strengthen PNG’s education system by training and upskilling elementary teachers across the nation. Investing in the training of new teachers and helping teachers who are only “partially trained” complete outstanding modules of study helps improve educational outcomes for thousands of children across the country. A great education starts with great teachers. KTF is unlocking the potential of PNG’s aspiring educators and is determined to bring quality teachers to where they are needed most.

Click here to read about the journey we’ve been on to date.

The training

Our training program covers a range of teaching topics including elementary curriculum, literacy and numeracy, pedagogy, creative resources, working with parents and communities, and sports and nutrition. We also address a range of cross-cutting issues in our training including child protection, gender equity and inclusive education.

Graduates are equipped to deliver the highest quality education to children in their most formative years – Preparatory, Grade 1 and Grade 2. Our graduate teachers are dedicated to their profession and in most cases return to their home villages to operate remote elementary schools. Having access to highly trained teachers ensures children from remote villages receive a great education, and are encouraged to stay in school.

In 2016, KTF ran a large-scale training program for hundreds of partially-trained teachers across three regions: Oro and Gulf Provinces and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. 330 elementary teachers were trained from across Oro Province, 37 teachers were trained in Gulf Province, and 168 teachers were trained across Bougainville.

The urgency of the training is a result of the National Department of Education changing the way they train elementary teachers and shifting them across to a 12-month residential program being run out of Teacher’s Colleges across the country. However, there is still a large cohort of partially-trained elementary teachers who were trained under the former system. If they do not complete their training, then they will be exited from the profession impacting thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of children. Via Teach for Tomorrow, KTF is investing in the next generation of PNG by ensuring children have access to a great education and great teachers.

Results

Oro Province

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The above map shows a selection of the village/school locations where our teacher graduates come from.

  • 330 teachers trained across the Oro Province; they are now eligible for full Government payroll positions and KTF is working with its project partners in the Oro Provincial Government to facilitate their transfer in 2017;
  • 88% of the teachers who participated have been teaching for at least six years in their communities
  • 37% of trainees were female; 63% were male
  • 64% of the trainees had been volunteering in their schools prior to completing the training. The remaining 36% received a small government allowance. All certified graduates will be eligible for Government payroll positions in 2017.

Gulf Province

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The above map shows a selection of the village/school locations where our teacher graduates come from.

  • 37 teachers trained across the Gulf Province; they are now eligible for full Government payroll positions and KTF is working with its project partners in the Gulf Provincial Government to facilitate their transfer in 2017;
  • 34% of trainees were female; 66% were male

Autonomous Region of Bougainville

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The above map shows a selection of the village/school locations where our teacher graduates come from.

  • 168 teachers trained across the Gulf Province; they are now eligible for full Government payroll positions and KTF is working with its project partners in the Gulf Provincial Government to facilitate their transfer in 2017;
  • 80% of trainees were female; 20% were male

Program Expansion in 2017

In 2017, we are expanding Teach for Tomorrow to other Provinces across PNG that urgently require the training for their partially-trained teachers. The priority regions are Milne Bay Province, Morobe Province, and Manus Province.

In 2017, KTF will also extend its “Strongim Ol Tisa” project to all regions where it previously ran Teach for Tomorrow. Teacher graduates will be provided with ongoing professional development and mentoring with key support provided in child protection, gender equity and inclusive education. This development will also involve working with teachers and their students to make culturally appropriate books and resources for use in extremely remote schools.

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Funding Status

10%

Project Status

10%