Aid & Development

Teachers in Zawiya, Libya, receive training from NGOs

North Africa

60 teachers participated at a training course, organised by a number of civil society groups, at the Book House in Zawiya, Libya.

In the city of Zawiya in northwest Libya, teachers and educators have received training in a course organised by the al-Nasr International Organisation for Development and Relief. The session, which was titled “Making a Successful and Influential Teacher,” was hosted by al-Zawiya Bookhouse in coordination with the Mobaderoon Organisation.

According to the organisers, over 60 teachers from Zawiya received the training.

“We try, as much as possible, to improve both the educational process and the teacher, through the development of modern educational methods and searching for the best instructors,” said Fathi al-Far, the Director of the Nasr International Organisation for Development and Relief.

The training session was also attended by several local officials responsible for the cultural committee in the city. The officials have expressed their gratitude for the organisers’ efforts in attempting to develop the city’s educational staff.

“The Bookhouse is embracing a wonderful program to support teachers,” said Muneera Hweisa, a member of the Zawiya Municipal Council. “We, in the municipal council, and I, in particular, are pleased to be present in this program.”

The training course that was given to the teachers was comprehensive and covered many aspects of teaching including how to deal with challenging students, modern methods of education, and the qualities that an educator must possess to become a successful teacher.

According to several teachers who attended this program, the training sessions will have a significant impact on them because, in addition to receiving new information, it motivates them to excel, knowing that they are being supported by NGOs and local government.

Since the return of relative stability to the country, NGOs and civil society organisations have held several training sessions and workshops to aid in the rehabilitation of the teachers and students after a period of conflict.

The rebuilding of the education sector is crucial for post-war countries including Libya, because many of the school students today will become the leaders of the country tomorrow.