Teachers in remote Telefomin were recently were trained on how to use the Remote Area Community Hotspot die Education (RACHEL) Plus device.
The training was conducted by the National Department of Education (NDoE) ICET Team with support from Save the Children’s Education in Emergency Response Recovery Plan (EERRP) project.
A total of 15 participants from Telefomin Primary School consisting of 7 females and 4 male teachers as well as 2 teachers from Telefomin Technical Vocational Education Training Centre and the District Office staff attended the training.
RACHEAL Plus is a portable device containing world class educational materials that can be accessed by students and teachers, such as encyclopedias, video lectures, textbooks, educational games, medical resources, coding programs, previous exam papers and many more.
The installment of the RACHEAL Plus device in these schools means a total of 340 students will have the opportunity of improving and continuing their learning during school disruptions.
Telefomin Primary School Teacher Helen Wanori said: “RACHEAL is an interesting and amazing device and suits a very remore place like Telefomin”.
District Child Protection Officer Moreng Laori was impressed with the device saying that it is amazing and does not need flex card for data.
“We may be disadvantaged geographically but with out RACHEAL device, we can travel the world within an hour”, he said.
Both teachers and District Education Officers asked if other schools in the remotest parts of Telefomin could be considered for the installment of the RACHEAL device in the future.
The EERRP project is targeting 80 schools in Telefomin; 52 are elememtary, 26 primary and 2 secondary schools.
It is supported by Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the 2 secondary schools.
It is supported by Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Australian Government under the PNG-Aus Partnership.
It is implemented by UNICEF in collaboration with Save the Children together with the National Department of Education (NDoE).