All Green Shoots projects have a strong emphasis on their sustainability beyond the life of the Project. We know that investing in developing young people from within the communities that we serve provides not just sustainability but much needed upliftment.
Technical Teaching Assisstants
One of the sustainability strategies is to train young individuals living in the communities where the schools are located.
These Technical Teaching Assistants (TTAs) are enrolled to support the Maths teachers in such a way that the teachers develop confidence in the use of ITs.
These TTAs become part of the immediate school community with a clearly defined career path.
When surveyed 90% of young people on our TTA programme indicated that they would be pursuing further studies within 1-2 years, with several of our skills development trainees have subsequently pursued careers in teaching.
"The role of teacher assistant gave me the confidence that I can speak in front of a lot of people although my heart beats a little bit I'm able to do it. It gave me the courage to go study further. With all this experience I want to change my life." - Technical Teaching Assistant