General News of Mon, 10 Dec 20180
GAB to support community volunteer teacher programme - Alhassan Andani
CEO of Stanbic Bank Ghana, Alhassan Andani has said the Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) will be supporting the Community Volunteer Teacher Programme (CVTP) of Teach 2 Teach International as part of the association’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
According to him, member banks of the GAB do have individual CSR and education happens to be the key part of all the CSRs.
“This programme seeks to improve on teacher training using unemployed Senior High School (SHS) leavers within the rural communities to improve teaching experience and also teacher and structural levels within the schools” he stated.
Speaking to Journalists after a Ghana Association of Bankers and Teach2Teach roundtable discussion, Mr Andani said the GAB will the using their CSR investment fund which is normally used in supporting flood victims and victims of fire disasters to support the underprivileged communities.
“These under-privileged communities have children really being flooded down so we will not wait for occasional rain flood but we will go and deal together as an association with the issue of rural teacher problems and teaching issues within the rural areas.”
The Community Volunteer Teacher Programme (CVTP) is an initiative of Teach2Teach International, a not for profit organisation which seeks to recruit bright, promising unemployed young people, living in areas of extreme poverty and conflict and trains them to be community volunteer teachers, change makers and mentors in their home communities and schools.
Mr Andani said, “GAB will align their CSR budget in education behind the corporate social investment fund of Ghana Association of Bankers to assist Teach2Teach and other educational interventions within the rural community.”
Teach2Teach (T2T) Community Volunteer Teacher Programme (CVTP) transforms an existing training and academic methodology proven to work over 20 years, jointly designed together with their regional partners such as School for Life Ghana (SfL).
T2T has created a scalable, high impact new model with a huge multiplier effect. It has employed young people, particularly women and supported them to gain professional in-service training and a foothold in training while enhancing the classroom experience and academic outcomes of their students.
The CVTP is the flagship programme of Teach 2 Teach International which is being piloted in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale. The training programme provides quality professional training to talented and motivated young people who want to develop professional skills and help their community.