Highlights National Numeracy Project Malawi
Preparations for Term 2 of the NNP pilot almost completed.
Learners and teachers from 200 schools in 19 zones across Malawi have successfully completed the first term of the year-long pilot phase of the NNP, and teacher training for Term 2 is almost completed. During the pilot, teachers take part in a 5-day workshop at the start of each term. Before each training of teachers begins, 33 Master Trainers are trained, who then train a team of 163 Trainers. The Trainers then train almost 2,000 teachers. Cecilia Nyasulu is a teacher at Chibavi Primary School and one of the Master Trainers. She explained that in Term 2, new topics are being introduced: Space and Shape (Geometry), and Patterns. Cecilia and the other Master Trainers are taking a keen interest in the role: “I am looking forward to the session when participants role-play teacher-led classroom activities. This informs us if we have done a good job and helps us iron out any problems.”