I was a very fearful person, and speaking before people was something that felt like burden.
But, after the ITEP, I turned out a different person.
I learned a lot of different things at ITEP that made a positive impact in my life. Such as planning, discipline, how to demonstrate a perfect attitude in class, and encouraging others. Apart from that I got the opportunity to join the devotions before we started the training. I liked one of the devotions where we learned about the parable of the three servants. This parable really spoke to my heart and inspired me to become a vessel of service to my community.
After the ITEP I feel more satisfied with my budget. I used to earn 18000 rupees before becoming a teacher but my earning used to always quickly finish. Now, after learning to plan budget, I am able to save even through earning less.
Through the ITEP I've truly realized what quality education really means. It doesn't only mean to teach children through text books, but it means to participate in their growth, hence, transforming them. The positive attitude of our trainers has given us a great perspective of how we can become effective role models for our students and communities.
One of the most important things that we learned during the training was about CLTS. Community Led Total Sanitation training helped us understand the importance of creating a hygienic environment in our village. In our communities due to less knowledge about cleanliness, often children get sick and diseases occur. But after learning how to prevent ourselves from disease, our community has built 14 to 15 pit washrooms and are thoroughly using it. It is a blessing to be a part of a community that is developing to become self-reliant and purposeful.
I believe providing education means to worship God, and Primary Education Project is a part of this beautiful worship.
(Initial Teacher Educational Programme (I.T.E.P) is a very important part of our mission. We aim to strengthen teachers with the skills that will assist them in teaching students through effective leadership.)