Reyaz Rashid

Baramulla: The culmination of a groundbreaking two-phase training program marks a significant milestone in advancing early childhood education (ECCE) in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.

Spearheaded by the Jammu and Kashmir Association of Social Workers (JKASW), in collaboration with UNICEF and Samagra Shiksha, the initiative witnessed the participation of approximately 70 Master Trainers from across the eighteen educational zones of Baramulla district.

The comprehensive training workshop, spanning two phases, was meticulously designed to equip Master Trainers with the requisite skills and knowledge needed to serve as effective facilitators in their educational zones, schools, and communities.

With a laser focus on the Foundational Stage of Education (ECCE/FLN), the program aimed to ensure quality education for every child in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ajeet Sharma, Coordinator Quality Samagra Shiksha J&K, lauded the government’s strides in ECCE and underscored the pivotal role of Head of Institutions (HOIs) in delivering this critical component effectively.

Executive Director JKASW Ashfaq Ahmad Matoo emphasized the significance of Cluster Heads/HOIs and Master Trainers, tasked with cascading ECCE training at the grassroots level.

“Master Trainers will carry forward the ECCE component training at ground level by imparting training to teachers at Zonal Level besides the teachers teaching Pre-Primary classes of the kindergartens established in the government schools after coming up of National Education Policy 2020,” he added.

Education Specialist UNICEF Danish Aziz in his address said that teachers have to to work on the domains of holistic development of children and work towards developing social behaviour, good habits and basic life skills among children.

He emphasized that early years of education are crucial and lays the foundation for lifelong learning in children. Education Specialist UNICEF Danish Aziz stressed the importance of holistic development in children, emphasizing the cultivation of social behavior, good habits, and basic life skills during the early years of education.

Expert trainers Abreena Bashir, Sajad Ahmad, and Mubashir Gul, with their wealth of experience, led engaging sessions aimed at enhancing participants’ understanding of ECCE practices.The conclusion of the two-phase training program signifies a pivotal moment in the journey towards educational excellence in Baramulla.

Participants had the opportunity to assess their skills, identify areas for improvement, and share experiences in implementing ECCE/FLN activities in pre-primary schools.With palpable enthusiasm among participants, the successful conclusion of the training program reflects a collective commitment to fostering a brighter future for generations to come in Baramulla.

Moving forward, stakeholders remain steadfast in their dedication to advancing ECCE and improving learning outcomes for young learners across the region.


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