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A presentation to Vanier College in Montreal, Canada on October 29, 2008 to support their "Education for All" initiative

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  • 1. Teachers www.twbcanada.org / Without Borders
  • 2. When you shake anothers hand, that is the time you truly feel your own. - Martin Buber
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    • At 59 million, teachers are the largest professionally-trained group in the world
    100 million children do not go to school, 66% - girls 850 million illiterate adults HIV-AIDS infections, domestic violence, the sex trade, military gangs are dominated by the undereducated and the key to social and economic development
  • 4. Cape Town Naivasha, Laikipia Districts TWB Canada July-Aug 08
  • 5. TWB Canada July-Aug 08
    • South Africa - 3 weeks
    • Team of 5 Canadian teachers
    • Needs assessment with Khanya and Edunova
    • Two sets of workshops for developing ICT skills in teachers in two townships
    • Follow-up visits
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    • Kenya: 4 weeks
    • Needs assessment with District Educator Officers (2 districts), Kenya Institute of Education and Canada High Commission (CIDA), partnering NGOs
    • Two sets of workshops (Secondary, Elem) for teachers of English, math, and science
    • Follow-up visits to schools in the area
    • Visits to school facilities with special needs
    • Report of recommendations made to KIE
    • Identification of Kenyan teachers to lead workshops next year
    TWB Canada July-Aug 08
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  • 15. Profiles Fezeka High School Thananga Nganga Teacher at Miti Mingi High School John Michuri Principal of Tigithi Sec. Paul Mwaniki, CTC
  • 16. Partnering NGOs www.edunova.org www.olpejetaconservancy.org www.educationwithoutborders.ca
  • 17. Ways to Participate
    • Start a local chapter here at Vanier
    • Sponsor a bursary for a student
    • Facilitate a class-to-class project
    • Sponsor a teacher to go abroad
    • Participate in an online mentoring relationship
      • Spread the word!
  • 18. twbcanada.ning.com/
  • 19. Students from Montral, Canada
  • 20. Loise Girls School: where the XOs will be sent Tigithi Secondary School Nanyuki, Kenya
  • 21. Online Spaces to find us www.youtube.com/TWBCanada twbcanada.ning.com/ www.teacherswithoutborders.org / www.twbcanada.org /
  • 22. TWB Canadas Youtube channel
  • 23. Sharon Peters, TWB Quebec Provincial Contact: [email_address]