United Kingdom (UK)-based Blue Coat School has reaffirmed its commitment to prioritise children in accessing quality and inclusive education in the country.
Speaking on Wednesday during the opening of a week-long workshop for primary school teachers drawn from various schools of the Anglican Church, Blue Coat School representative Lucy Ward said a conducive learning environment is critical to ensuring attainment of quality education.
“Children ought to learn in an environment that is safe. Since the programme started, we have ensured that children are provided with all requirements necessary for learning,” she said.
Ward pledged continued support to the education sector by providing refresher courses to primary school teachers.
In an interview, Nkhotakota district education manager Greystone Alindiamao, asked the organisation to expand its horizon and reach out to many other public schools across the district.
“There is need for this initiative to be scaled up to reach out to more teachers because government alone cannot provide such expertise,” he said.
One of the teachers, Wyson Phiri commended the training’s organisers for contributing towards moulding the children’s future.
He said: “This [training] will help us fully understand our learners in terms of how they grasp what we teach them in class.”
Through an exchange programme dubbed ‘Teaching Skills Share Initiative’ which begun in 2006, the school has equipped teachers with best teaching practices aimed at promoting education.