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ON Friday, 120 new teachers graduated from Kokoda Track Foundation’s Teach for Tomorrow training program and became certified as fully-fledged elementary teachers.

Funded by our partners at the Flight Centre Foundation, Milne Bay Provincial Education and the Member for Esa’ala, Hon Steven Davis, and delivered in partnership with PNGEI, the training was undertaken over the past six weeks in remote Esa’ala district.

The newly trained teachers were given the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to deliver a high quality education to elementary aged children in remote schools across the maritime province.

They will also have the opportunity to access government payroll positions for the first time ever, after volunteering in their schools for many years.

“We are so proud of all our teacher graduates from Milne Bay Province” said KTF CEO, Dr Genevieve Nelson. “They have worked tirelessly for the past six weeks and have shown great enthusiasm and dedication to the teaching profession. They are going to make extraordinary teachers.”

In addition to Milne Bay, over 550 partially-trained teachers travelled to Lae for the training last week and will spend six weeks completing their certificate of elementary teaching.

Teach for Tomorrow is a partnership of KTF, NDOE, PNGEI and various provincial education authorities working together to train thousands of partially-trained elementary teachers across PNG.

To date, the training has been delivered to over 700 teachers across Oro, Gulf and Milne Bay Provinces and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.


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Gen Nelson

Six weeks is what is required for them to complete their training, become fully certified and transferred to the government payroll.

KTF then returns with ongoing training and upskilling in our follow up PD project.

Ed Brumby

Only 6 weeks of training?

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