Womin Dyarum, Conillah Thomas and Paul Ralph are teachers at Kiunga Callen Services in Western Province. They feel fortunate to have attended an Education in Emergency Response and Recovery Plan (EERRP) training targeting Inclusive Education Resource Centers (IERC) that was carried out in selected provinces in the country.
The purpose of the training was to train IERC staff to improve their skills and Knowledge on how to use and adapt Home Learning Packs (HLP) and Booster Packs for children living with disabilities, particularly for children with hearing impairment and learning disability, for IERC staff to plan how to support students with disabilities and parents before, during and after an emergency.
They share what they earnt from the training. Womin Dyarum says he took part in the training because he works with persons with disabilities especially children in schools with hearing-impairments and those with learning disabilities.
He says, “I didn’t have any idea to plan for the child but for now I can adapt the curriculum (OBE/SBC) to plan for individual learner’s needs. The training gave me knowledge, skills and attitudes to work towards adapting the Home Learner Pack (HLP) and Booster packs to plan for a child’s learning needs before, during and after an emergency strikes.”
Paul Ralph says the training helped him to capture knowledge that will enable him to impart back to his school.
He says, “Before the training, I had no idea regarding the home learning pack kits. The training activity helped me to unpack learning materials at my school to deliver to the children”.
Female teacher Conillah Thomas says she took part in this training to equip herself with knowledge and skills so she’s able to help children during any disaster that may happen in future.
She says, “Prior to this workshop, I had no proper information/knowledge on how to go about using the materials provided”.
The EERRP project is supported by Global Partnership for Education (GPE), and the Australian Government undeer the PNG-AusPartnership. It is implemented by UNICEF in collaboration with Save the Children, together with the National Department of Education (NDOE).
Save the Children has been working in PNG since 1974. Our work covers 70% of the country, and we have an estimated reach of 1, 000,000 children from working across 6 field offices located in 5 provinces- Morobe, Western, Eastern Highlands, East Sepik, and Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
SCPNG is guided by 2022-2024 Strategic Plan that is aligned to Government of PNG’s (GoPNG) policies and priorities and has a model of delivery that embeds staff in key sector agencies of Government at national and provincial levels. SCPNG invests in GoPNG priority sectors of Education, Health, Wash, Protection of Women, Girls and Children and more recently in cash programming.