Training of Ghana YMCA Day Care Centre Teachers at Koforidua

Workshop on Programme and Project Development in Koforidua in Ghana
YMCA Sénégal au cœur du camp inter-mouvement pour célébrer la semaine nationale de la jeunesse

By Veronica Ampofoah Nanor

Teachers from 8-day care centres in the Ghana YMCA met at Koforidua YMCA Centre for a one-week in-service training.

The training started on Monday 30th April 2018 with an opening ceremony attended by the Executive Director of Ghana YMCA Mr. Kwabena Nketia Addae. Also present at the opening ceremony were the Regional Directors of the regions where the day care centres are situated and whose teachers participated in the training session. Daniel Ofosu for the Eastern Region, Matthew Amuzu for the Volta Region and Gabriel Ofori Appiah for the Ashanti/BA region.

All Directors encouraged participants to take active part in the training and ensure to add to their knowledge and skill to make an improvement back home on their return.

The executive Director gave a brief background to the training. Five teachers who included the Administrative and HR Coordinator of Ghana YMCA went for the approved Ghana Education Service Course in Accra for 8 weeks at the National Nursery Teachers Training Centre (NNTTC).

The training facilitators were Mrs. Veronica Ampofoah Nanor the Administrative and HR Coordinator of Ghana YMCA and Mr. Tony Pachison Head Teacher of the Oda YMCA Day Care Centre.

There were fourteen (14) teachers from the following eight (8) schools:

  1. Anfeota Tsebi YMCA Day Care
  2. Asamankese YMCA
  3. Elke Heinemann Memorial YMCA
  4. Tsyome Afedo YMCA
  5. Nnudu YMCA
  6. Morso YMCA
  7. Wawase YMCA
  8. Konongo YMCA


Trainees were trained in the following areas: creative Arts, Mathematics, English Language, Play & Working with parents, Environmental Studies and Child Development.

The objectives of the training were:

  • That teachers shall be able to use the Ghana Education Service Syllabus (GES) and other materials to prepare their own scheme of work and lesson notes for all subjects at the end of the training.
  • That teachers shall be able to make their own teaching and learning materials with common and inexpensive materials.
  • That teacher shall be able to change lessons with songs.

At the end of the training, all schools present were given syllabus, Teachers Guide for all subjects and other materials to make their own Teaching and Learning Material back at school.




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