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Lostwithiel based charity win USD 100,000 UNESCO prize

Sunday 25th March 2018

Lostwithiel based charity the Sabre Trust has been selected as one of three winners of a UNESCO sponsored Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers 2017-2018.

The UNESCO award, which is supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates, has awarded Sabre Trust USD 100,000 for their winning project which is based in Ghana.

The Sabre Trust’s Fast-track Transformational Teacher Training Programme is an innovative training programme developed to support the Ghanaian government’s goal of providing quality early years education.

The programme trains teachers to support children in developing the five C’s (Confidence, Communication, Cooperation, Curiosity, Concentration) as the foundation of 21st Century Skills, early grade literacy, numeracy and creativity.

To date 797 teachers, head teachers, student teachers, Ghana Education Service officers and College tutors have been trained. Over 22,000 four and five year old children have received a quality start to their education by being taught in a play based way.

Lostwithiel resident Dominic Bond, Sabre’s Chief Executive Officer said “We are absolutely delighted that our Training Programme has gained this recognition from the Hamdan Award and UNESCO. We will use the award to continue to support national education reforms in Ghana and share this methodology as widely as possible, to give all new kindergarten teachers the benefit of an enhanced placement experience.”

More information about the award available on UNESCO website.