MYS Volunteers End Refresher Teacher Training

first_imgAbout 233 national volunteers with the National Youth Service Program of the Ministry of Youth and Sports have completed a four-day refresher teacher training to boost their classroom performance as teachers. The NYSP recently recalled all of its education support volunteers assigned in public schools in 12 project counties.The training took place at the Paynesville Community School in Paynesville City, July 20-24.The training was organized by the National Youth Service Programme of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and UNICEF, the lead supporting agency of the NYSP. The volunteers gained new skills in instructional planning, classroom management, assessment and evaluation, teaching methods and teaching aids, child psychology, among others.Following the reopening of schools in March this year, the National Youth Service Program redeployed its education volunteers to about 89 public schools around Liberia to provide support services in an attempt to mitigate the instructional gaps in the education sector. This is part of the program’s core operational activity, which was temporarily suspended in July last year due to the Ebola crisis. The NYSP has been involved with frontline Ebola response, including contact tracing, using some of its experienced volunteers who have now transitioned to classroom activities. All 233 volunteers will return to their assigned schools where they are expected to apply their new knowledge.The National Youth Service Program is a modification of the National Youth Volunteer Service (NYVS). The NYSP is building on previous peace building and development interventions with the objective of linking youth leadership and national service to peace building and development strategy. It is funded through the Peace Building Fund (PBF-L) with support from UNICEF and is under the reconciliation component of the Liberia Peace Building Program (LPP). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3rd ODI: Reeza Hendricks hundred helps South Africa win series vs Sri Lanka

first_imgReeza Hendricks smashed an 89-ball hundred on debut to register the fastest ODI hundred by a debutant and help South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 78 runs at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on Sunday.With the win in the third one day international, South Arica took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Hendricks’s record-breaking fifty, which included eight four and one six, was one of the four South African batsmen to post a 50-plus score as they amassed 363-7.South Africa then returned to bowl out Sri Lanka for 285 in the 46th over to record their third successive victory in the five-match series.Put into bat on a flat track, Hendricks and Hashim Amla, who made a run-a-ball 59, took South Africa past the 100-mark following opener Quinton de Kock’s early dismissal.Thisara Perera (4-75) removed Amla and South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis (10) but Hendricks and JP Duminy kept the scoreboard ticking with their 78-run stand.That was about as perfect as you get for a debut @reezahendricks tries his best to sum it up #ProteaFire #SLvSA #Unbelievable pic.twitter.com/lDp746KQTOCricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 5, 2018Hendricks, who turns 29 this month, hit eight boundaries and a six in his 89-ball 102 before falling to Lahiru Kumara in the 35th over.Duminy clobbered four sixes in his 92 off 70 balls as he and David Miller, who made 51, continued to punish the hosts.The tourists really accelerated towards the end of their innings, plundering 71 runs in the last five overs, to post their highest total in Sri Lanka.advertisementTo accomplish the chase, Sri Lanka needed their top order to fire but that did not happen as Lungi Ngidi (4-57) removed both the openers in his successive overs.Dhananjaya de Silva kept Sri Lanka alive with a belligerent 84 but once he fell in the 42nd over, a ball after smacking his third six, the contest was truly over for his team.The teams stay put in Kandy for the fourth one-day match on Wednesday.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more