Teachers at remote schools learn to use device to help students – The National

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TEACHERS at the remote West Sepik Telefomin were recently trained in the use of Community Education Access Point (Rachel) Plus.
The training was delivered by the Department of Education’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) team with support from the Education in Emergency Response Recovery Plan (EERRP) Project of Save the Children.
According to Save the Children, 15 participants from the Telefomin Primary School, including seven women and four teachers, as well as two teachers from the Telefomin Technical and Vocational Training Center and staff from the district office attended the training.
Rachel Plus is a portable device containing world-class educational materials accessible to students and teachers, such as encyclopedias, video lectures, textbooks, educational games, medical resources, coding programs, past exams and more. others.
The device will help 340 students improve and continue their learning during school disruptions.
Telefomin Primary School teacher Helen Wanori said, “Rachel is an interesting and amazing device and is suitable for a very remote location like Telefomin.
“District Child Protection Officer Moreng Laori was impressed with the device saying it’s amazing and doesn’t need a flexible card for data.
“We may be geographically disadvantaged, but with our Rachel device we can travel the world in an hour,” he said.
Participants asked if other schools in remote areas of Telefomin could receive the Rachel device.
The project targets 80 Telefomin schools; 52 are elementary, 26 primary and two secondary.
It is supported by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Australian Government through the PNG-Aust Partnership.
It is implemented by Unicef ​​in collaboration with Save the Children and the Department of Education.

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