Dubai Cares, part of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced that it will fund a three-year teacher training program in Ghana to upgrade kindergarten education and enable KG schoolchildren to flourish in primary school.
The program valued at US$469,000 is in partnership with Sabre Education and is set to benefit 7,420 teachers directly and 7,700 KG schoolchildren aged 4-6 years indirectly, in the country’s Central and Western regions.
Dubai Cares’ support aims to enhance early years’ pre-service teacher training in Ghana, building on five years of successful implementation and replication of Sabre Education’s Fast-track Transformational Teacher Training program in the central and western regions of Ghana.
The program also seeks to upgrade existing kindergarten classrooms through teacher training and learning resources, converting them into model practice classrooms for KG1 and KG2. Moreover, the program aims to promote sustainability through empowering the teacher training colleges and Ghana Education Service to continue supporting and monitoring newly qualified teachers.
Commenting on the launch of the new program, Annina Mattsson, Programmes Director at Dubai Cares, said, “Ghana is a great example of how investing in education can positively uplift an entire nation. Thanks to increased government spending, the country has had strong economic growth in the last two decades, fueled by a better educated and more mobile workforce that aspires for better job opportunities in a more diversified economy and saw the country’s poverty rate cut by half over the same period.
“With our new program, Dubai Cares is supporting Ghana’s government’s priority on early childhood education as a major contributor to children’s long-term development and strengthening the training framework for newly qualified teachers. Through our partnership with Sabre Education, we are eager to contribute to the development of the KG education system in Ghana and help to empower future generations.”
Dominic Bond, CEO of Sabre Education, stated, “At Sabre Education, we are forging a reputation as a specialist in the early year’s sector, building insightful and evidence-led teacher training programs that have evolved through more than ten years of close collaboration with the Government of Ghana.
He added that the Fast-track Transformational Teacher Training program is globally recognized as an integrated approach to systemic change that addresses education inequalities for four and five-year-old Ghanaian girls and boys and promotes active and play-based learning as a foundation for 21st-century skills.”
I Deserve More Ballon D’Or Awards Than Messi : Ronaldo
Portugese football star, Cristiano Ronaldo who has a world’s best player (Ballon d’Or) awards tie with Lionel Messi, has stated that he deserves more awards than the Argentinian player.
Ronaldo expressed how eager he was to finish with at least one more trophy than Messi as he sat for an interview with Piers Morgan on Britain’s ITV on Tuesday, September 17.
“I would love [more], and I think I deserve it,” the Juventus forward told ITV’s Piers Morgan in an interview.
The 34-year-old said, “Messi’s in the history of football – but I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him,” hinting that retirement is not in his plans anytime soon.
The superstar footballer also said he considers himself the best footballer in the world even if football fans think otherwise.
“I’m sure I’m in the history of football for what I have done and what I’m continuing to do, but one of the best players in history,” the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star said.
“For me, the number one in history, but for some fans, if the number one is another one and I’m second, it doesn’t matter. I know I’m in the history of football as one of the greatest ever,” he added.
He reiterated that he’s not friends with Messi but added that they have a good relationship.
“My relationship with him is, we are not friends, but we have shared this stage for 15 years. I have a good relationship with him and I know that he has pushed me to be a better player and I have pushed him to be a better player as well,” Ronaldo said.
Ronaldo has been locked in a head-to-head battle with the Argentinian maestro for more than a decade. They currently find themselves tied with five Ballon d’Ors each.
School Fire Kills At Least 26 Children And Two Teachers In Liberia
At least 26 children and two teachers have been killed after a fire broke out at a Koranic boarding school near the Liberian capital Monrovia on Tuesday night, the president’s office said on Wednesday, September 18.
Emergency services had told President George Weah 28 people had died, his spokesman Solo Kelgbeh told AFP, as the president visited the site in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the capital.
“The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out,” police spokesman Moses Carter said. “The cause is not known yet.”
Confirming the sad news on Twitter, President George Weah wrote: ‘My prayers go out to the families of the children that died last night in Paynesville City; as a result of a deadly fire that engulfed their school building. This is a tough time for the families of the victims and all of Liberia. Deepest condolences go out to the bereaved
Families and the entire Islamic Community. May God strengthen them and give them the courage to persevere. Let’s continue to keep the families in our prayers.’
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Searching For A Woman Called ‘Edna’ And Two Others Who Gave Him Burgers When He Was A Poor Kid
Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is searching for a mystery woman named ‘Edna’ and two other staff of McDonald’s, who gave him burgers when he was a poor kid in Portugal.
The 34-year-old Juventus striker disclosed this during his in-depth interview with Piers Morgan on ITV.
The former Real Madrid star said he used to beg for burgers from three McDonald’s staff on the island of Madeira when he was a poor kid.
Ronaldo, who is now rated among the five richest footballers in the world is hoping to track down the women who helped him during his time of need.
“We were a little hungry. We have a McDonald’s next to the stadium, we knocked on the door and asked if they had any burgers,” he said on ITV.
“There was always Edna and two other girls. I never found them again.”
The McDonalds restaurant is now closed but Ronaldo wants to find Edna so he can “give something back” following her selfless gesture to him.
“I asked people in Portugal, they closed the McDonalds, but if this interview can help find them, I would be so happy,” he added.
“I want to invite them to Turin or Lisbon to come to have dinner with me because I want to give something back.”
See his full quote below.
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