EEASAFundisa For Change representatives participated at the EEASA conference held in Namibia from the 9th to the 12th of September 2014.
Sirkka and Zintle presented the Fundisa for Change programme under the Conference sub-theme: Promoting policies and capacity building of educators and trainers in ESD/EE. The presentation was aimed at addressing one of the key sub-objectives of the Fundisa for Change programme which is ‘Capacity Building’. This objective is focused primarily on the development of teacher education capacity, which in turn will be oriented towards teacher capacity development for transformative environmental learning in the schooling system.
The presentation focused on how teacher education capacity within the programme. Partners who participated in a questionnaire on how they developed through being partners in the programme, shared that they developed professionally through developing the Fundisa For Change materials, attending ‘Training of Trainers’ workshops and through designing and implementing accredited capacity building courses for teachers.
“ Professionally I have gained a lot, when I joined Fundisa for Change I had little knowledge and understanding of the EE and how I can support the teachers in this area. Through different kinds of engagements I can confidently say I know how to engage and support teachers.” said one participant who also is a Fundisa For Change partner.