The trauma healing workshop to help basic education teachers care for children in areas affected by crisis has ended.
The programme which was organised by the World Bank and the Taraba State Government was held in three centres within the State.
Declaring the five days workshop closed, Governor Darius Ishaku represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Mr. Samson Ada thanked the World Bank for their support in rebuilding communities affected by crisis in the north east.
Ishaku said the workshop would help teachers in the state to take better care of traumatised children affected by Boko Haram and other crises in the region.
According to him, the workshop with the theme: Psychosocial Support and Pedagogy for Basic Education Teachers in Conflict and Crisis Environments would compliment the State Government’s investment in the education sector and urged participants to make judicious use of the knowledge gained during the one week workshop.
Earlier, Taraba State Education Management Information System Officer, Mr. Job Julius said the programme was aimed at helping teachers cope with traumatised children and and helping them bounce back to their normal lives.
He added that 2,460 teachers participated in the third phase of the training which held in Gembu, Bali and Wukari centers.
According to him, the programme had last week concluded training of participants in Karim Lamido and Jalingo Centres.
The training consultant of the Summit Management Development Services, Mr. Olaoye Oyewole said his company was proud to be part of the training and expressed optimism that the teachers would transfer the knowledge gained to school children for the development of education in the State.
“The essence is that if traumatised children are well managed they would grow into better citizens who will help in building peaceful society and a strong economy for the country,” he said.
Some of the participants of the workshop; Aboki Mustapha, Margaret Nev and Vincent Okoh thanked the organizers of the workshop, saying it would help teachers to advance teaching methods and adopt new strategies for handling children with special needs.