|Details of Education programme (s)
The core idea behind this project is that DreamaDream believes that for young people to realise their full potential they need to develop Life Skills and it must be the role of teachers to motivate, inspire and support the building of capabilities and life skills that build resilience, help young people to make positive life choices and achieve better life outcomes.
Teachers are the closest influencers in a child’s life after parents and that might include school teachers, caring adults mentors or facilitators. Much is known about the far reaching influences of poverty on a student learning. An understanding of these factors provides invaluable knowledge to educators in their efforts to support and teach students who live in poverty. Any school that enrols students who live in poverty should seek to acquire as much understanding as possible about the life circumstances of their students. When children and adolescents know that their teachers care about them and are trying their best to relate to the realities of their lives, they become far more inclined to trust and actively engage.
When adults improve their understanding of young people, develop empathy, improve their life skills and facilitation skills through our Teacher Development Programme they are able to create transformative experiences for young people and create environments for life skills to be developed
Over 6-8 months, participants go through an intensive transformative experience that fundamentally changes their approach to learning.
The Teacher Development Programme is delivered through a series of 4 Life Skills Facilitation workshops spread over 6-8 months.
Each workshop is spread across 2 days focused on
1. Learning to Understand and Express your creative potential
2. Understanding and Engaging with young people with empathy
3. Deepening understanding of how young people learn and developing facilitation skills
4. Celebrating your role in a young person life