Teach for Liberia Aims to Train 700 Teachers

first_imgTeach For Liberia Silent Art AuctionHosts silent art auction as fundraiserTeach for Liberia (TFL), a Liberian organization that addresses the country’s educational crisis by recruiting passionate college graduates and/or professionals for the teaching profession, is hosting a fundraiser to provide high-quality training for placement in rural and urban primary schools for two years.According to a release TFL aims to develop 700 new teachers; provide professional development for an additional 700 existing teachers; and improve learning outcomes for 140,000 students in primary schools.With a deficit of 7,000 teachers nationally, TFL aims to develop 700 new teachers, equivalent to 10 percent of teacher vacancies across the country.According to TFL, the fundraiser will take the form of a Silent Art Auction, held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the TreeHouse Tech Workspace (16th ST & Coleman Ave), Sinkor, Monrovia. The auction will feature Liberian art and artists including Cyrus Cooper, Leslie Lumeh, and Manfred Zbrzezny. Tickets are US$30 and can be purchased online. Proceeds from the event will cover training materials, accommodations, meals, stipends and more, for the teachers.“TFL alumni go on to become school, district, and community leaders, advocates, and entrepreneurs who work together with other stakeholders to change a system that leaves so many Liberian children behind,” the release said.TFL is the brainchild of social entrepreneur Desmond Diggs, a young Liberian and alumnus of Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA). Desmond moved to Liberia shortly after completing his studies and spending nearly 20 years away from the country due to civil unrest. Diggs is driven by a strong commitment to advancing education in post-conflict Liberia and other developing countries.According to the Diggs, preparations for the first teacher cohort are well underway, “but, we’re raising funds to cover training materials, accommodation, meals, stipends and many more.”Based on the highly successful Teach For America model, TFL seeks to recruit high-performing, qualified young Liberian professionals and recent college graduates as teachers, implement training programs, and furnish schools and communities with educational tools that are essential for the success of Liberia’s children. The ultimate goal is to implement a Teacher Corp that will address the shortage of qualified teachers in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Conte not worried about his future

first_img“No, I’m not worried,” Conte said, when asked about his future.“Honestly. I think that I’m giving – the players are giving – everything this season. We are working very hard to try to have a good season, but I think that, in the end, we are deserving this season. It means that our value is this.“You have to ask the club, not me. I repeat: my task is to work, to work and I know I work 24 hours for Chelsea. Me and my staff. This is our task. Then the club has to take the decision. But, I repeat, I’m not worried about this.”Asked of his complaints about not being fully backed in the transfer market, and whether Chelsea’s position was a result of this, Conte said: “I think that now is not the right moment to say. I said this before. Now is the moment to try and continue to work with great professionalism.“We are doing this. We are doing this and we have to try until the end to do our best. But I think that, if we are in this position, we deserve to be in this position.“It’s difficult… I don’t know. I think I have my idea, my opinion, but I don’t want to tell you in this situation. I’m very tired for one season to repeat always the same things. I have my opinion and I’ll keep that in my mind. I don’t want to create problems.”Nevertheless, he said that his team would not give up the race for the top four.“I don’t know. On the one hand, we must be realistic and understand the teams that stay ahead of us are going very fast, at great speed. Today we had a great chance to close the gap with Tottenham and we lost this chance.“On the other hand, we have to know that, until the end, we have to try and do our best. To try in these seven games to do everything and try to take a place in the Champions League. But it won’t be easy. We know this.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte watched his Chelsea side beaten 3-1 at home by Spurs Sunday but won’t concede the top four is beyond the BluesLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 2- Antonio Conte insisted that he was not worried about his future after defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday left Chelsea eight points behind their London rivals in the race for the final Champions League qualification spot.Rumours are circulating that the Italian will leave Stamford Bridge in the summer if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League, a fate that looks increasingly likely given their are just seven games remaining.last_img read more