This month new local teachers are selected from rural Sindh to receive Initial Teacher Training (I.T.E.P) at PEP. The teachers include some of the PEP graduates who have studied in the PEP schools and are now selected to teach in their own school. The purpose for selecting PEP graduates is to help give them an opportunity to use what they've learned for other students and creating a platform to give an experience for better jobs.
I.T.E.P is a unique opportunity for teachers to do something that will change their life because of what they will be giving to their community through education.
In most communities of rural Sindh, many children have been deprived of education for a number of reasons, such as, unawareness, distance, cultural pressures (specifically for girls that push them towards early marriage), bonded labor, and poverty. Due to these sensitive issues, PEP decided to open schools inside villages to give more awareness about the importance of education and helping children to do something better for their life by having an opportunity to receive education.
In addition to schools, PEP has a special outlook for children's academics for which the I.T.E.P course was designed in order to use the effective teaching tools for the growth of children giving them the necessary skills and knowledge to build on for an educated future.
The Initial Teacher Training (I.T.E.P) is a one year course having 5 day residential training 4 times during the year. The 5 day residential training quips teachers for fuel teaching and gives them the ability to make lasting impact on the students of PEP schools.
This video shows the teachers together learning phonics through Letter Land songs.