IOM funds pre-school teacher training project

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 June 2005, 13:47 GMT]
Five-day residential workshop for pre-school Tamil and Muslim teachers in the Trincomalee district funded by the International Organization for Migrants (IOM) began Sunday in Valluvar Kottam, which is located along Inner Harbour Road in the east port town. Pre-School Educational Development Council (PSEDC) of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO) in collaboration with the Pre-School Division of the North East Provincial Ministry of Education has been implementing the project.

A workshop for Sinhalese pre-school teachers is to be conducted next week in Kantalai in the district, said Mr.V.Kalaivarnan, Project Officer of the Trincomalee district secretariat.

Ms Jeya Thambiah, Assistant Director of Education in charge of the Pre-School Education Development in the Provincial Ministry of Education presided. She said in the Trincomalee district about 360 pre-schools are functioning with 550 teachers. About ten thousand children between the ages 3-5 are attending these schools.


Pre-school teacher training project
A Muslim pre-school teacher lighting the traditional oil lamp while (L-R ) Ms.Nithiyaprabah, Mr.S.Thavanathan, Mr.karikalan, Ms Jeya Thambiah and Mr.V.Kalaivarnan look on.
Pre-school teacher training project
Ms.Jeya Thambiah, Provincial Education Ministry official speaking at the event.



Mr.V. Karikalan, an official of the IOM in Trincomalee said that IOM has come forward to assist pre-school teacher-training programme of the TRO-PSEDC in the Trincomalee district. These teachers need training as they are given the task of handling the children in the coastal areas who have been psychologically affected after tsunami disaster. IOM has supplied toys and other materials to pre-schools. IOM has decided to construct buildings to three pre-schools shortly.

Mr.Kalaivarnan, TRO Project officer in Trincomalee and Mr.S.Thavanathan, Assistant Director of Education (Pre-school division) and Ms Nithiayaprapha, PSEDC Co-Ordinator in Trincomalee also spoke.



Pre-school teacher training project
A section of the pre-school teachers attending the workshop.

 

Latest 15 Reports
28.07.16 23:42  
Colombo continues to dilly-dally on processing political prisoners‘ cases
27.07.16 23:14  
UNP answerable for 1983 genocidal pogrom: Batticaloa UNP Organiser
26.07.16 23:38  
JUSU opposes police cases against Tamil students, SL military steps up surveillance
25.07.16 21:12   Photo
2009 genocide justice not going to come from UNP of 1983 pogrom: Shivajilingam
24.07.16 23:00   Photo
Saiva priests protest against Colombo constructing fishing jetty near Nakulesvaram temple
23.07.16 23:09  
Ethnic discrimination in student enrollment exposes reconciliation farce: Tamil academic
22.07.16 19:47   Photo
Tamil student leaders in Jaffna condemn SL Governor Cooray’s remarks in Colombo
21.07.16 01:26  
University engineers not learning lessons
21.07.16 00:21   Photo
Tamil politicians blame SL Military for enticing Sinhala students with triumphalist chauvinism
20.07.16 16:39   Photo
Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to permanently militarise Pa'l'li-munai in Mannaar
20.07.16 15:21   Photo
NPC demands CoI to go beyond criminal investigations on Jaffna University clash
19.07.16 23:15  
Sinhala-Tamil student clash in Jaffna exposes dangerous proportions of military occupation
18.07.16 18:01   Photo
‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’
17.07.16 23:46  
Eastern University instructs assaulted Tamil student to attend investigations in Colombo
16.07.16 13:37   Photo
SL military-backed Sinhala students clash with Tamil students in Jaffna University
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=15146