Teach for Tomorrow trains 105 more teachers

One hundred and five more elementary teachers from across Enga Province completed their Certificates of Elementary Teaching last Friday through the Teach for Tomorrow project, an initiative delivered by the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), PNG Education Institute (PNGEI) and Enga Provincial Department of Education.

Generously funded by Porgera Joint Venture and the Enga Department of Education, the certificate enables partially-trained teachers to complete their elementary teacher training and become fully certified and eligible for Government payroll postings.

Enga is the twelfth province in which KTF has delivered its Teach for Tomorrow training in partnership with PNGEI and the National Department of Education. The partnership that was formed in 2016 has now trained 2,685 teachers from Oro, Gulf, Milne Bay, Morobe, Manus, New Ireland, Simbu, Central, Sandaun and Enga Provinces, NCD and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have completed the training of all 105 partially-trained teachers in Enga Province” said Dr Genevieve Nelson, KTF CEO. “These teachers have worked extraordinarily hard under difficult circumstances whilst they awaited their opportunity to compete the training. We are proud of each and every one of them”.

Porgera Joint Venture Executive Managing Director, Tony Esplin said the company was proud to be associated with such a significant program.

“By supporting teachers to further their training, we are in turn supporting more than 4,000 children across Enga province to have access to basic elementary education to complement the National Government’s Tuition Fee Free (TFF) policy.”

Our graduating teachers were presented with a solar light together with their certificate so they can prepare their class work after dark.

KTF is continuing to roll out the training to more partially-trained elementary teachers in the final Provinces of Southern Highlands and Hela.

Mike Nelson