New factory literacy teachers attend a four-day training-the-trainer (TTT) workshop

Fifteen (15) new factory teachers including 5 representatives from respective provincial offices Education, Youth and Sport of Phnom Pen, Kampong Cham, Kampokng chnnang, Kandal, and Koh  Kong  have been selected to participate in a four-day Training The Trainers (ToT) workshop organized by the Cambodian Garment Training Institute (CGTI) and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), in cooperation with UNESCO and the Ministry of Education, Yuoth and Sport (MoEYS)/DNFE.

The purpose of this workshop is to support the implementation of Factory Literacy Programme (FLP) by providing four-day capacity building for new factory literacy teachers, to effectively teach adults and present information responding to the needs of the program, as well as lead activities that reinforce learning (ALE).

CGTI Center director Andrew Tey thanked the Ministry and UNESCO for partnering with them in making the training possible which will enhance the skills and knowledge of the participants.

Meanwhile, UNESCO Cambodia education unit chief Danny Padilla reiterated the close cooperation so far between UNESCO and MoEYS to strengthen the capacity of literacy teachers and more specifically in implementing the Factory Literacy Program (FLP).

By December 2021, a total of 1,900 students (1,857 females and 47 males) from target factories have completed the programme and been awarded certificates of literacy completion, which is equivalent to grade 4 of formal schooling.

Recognizing the results, the MoEYS has further encouraged other factories to implement the classes and offered to allocate contract teachers.