first_imgHundreds of community members in Upper Careysburg and Kendeja in Montserrado County thronged the premises of their respective primary school campuses which are under Bridge Partnership to witness the opening ceremonies of the schools. The schools are among 24 others that are now under the supervision of the global education organization, Bridge International Academies, which now has a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Liberian government to bring a radical transformation to public education in the country. Bridge International Academies is among eight other partners supporting government in this initiative.At Upper Careysburg and Kendeja, residents across the eight counties where Bridge has operations, parents, teachers and students came out to attend the opening ceremonies of the Bridge Partnership Schools. The ceremonies were held barely five days to the reopening of schools for academic year 2016/2017. The Bridge partnership opening ceremonies came after months of intensive work the organization undertook by training over 300 teachers. Bridge launched a two week teacher training for the more than 300 teachers, who were already graduates of government-run teacher training institutes. Eighty-five of the teachers who completed Bridge’s two intensive trainings at the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) were already on government’s payroll. An additional 149 teachers, who participated in the training, were subsequently absorbed on government’s payroll after they were qualified following the training, which ran from July 28 to Augusts 12. During the dedicatory ceremonies euphoria was visible on the faces of hundreds of parents, teachers and students who gathered at the Upper Careysburg Public School for the program yesterday. The same reaction was witnessed across the counties including Bomi where communities were also excited and in high gear for the ceremony. Jefferson P. Jackson, vice principal for instruction at Upper Careysburg Public School told the gathering that the training he got from Bridge along with his friends has transformed the way he would present lessons as the school year begins. Jackson recounted, “For the past years, we have been teaching at this Upper Careysburg Primary School, never have we had access to technology in the way we deliver our lessons. During the recent two weeks’ training, we learned how to use technology to deliver our lessons, to prepare our lesson plans and to monitor the way the lessons are being delivered. I used to teach in this school. We have had many problems with lesson planning in the past. Teachers would forget their lesson plans and leave them at home and then it becomes a problem for the lesson during a particular day. Now going forward, we have our lessons being delivered to us through our teacher computers and our students can be assured of receiving quality education as the new school year begins.” Upper Careysburg Principal, George K. Commandine, appreciated the community for the level of support his team has received since returning from the training. One of the Bridge Partnership Teachers, George P. Blahpue, now assigned at the Upper Careysburg Public School added, “The enrolment here may be more than the school can accommodate. Parents have brought their children from other schools and have enrolled them at the Upper Careysburg Primary School. PTA Chairman, Daniel Logan said the community was proud to be host to a Bridge Partnership School, noting, “We are proud that you elected to work in our community. We will give you all the support you need to make sure that our children learn and that the school performs in a better way.The opening programs were done simultaneously across the eight counties and 24 public primary schools, which have now been placed under the management of Bridge International. On behalf of the organization, the Deputy Country Director, Joe K. Gbasakollie, said the moment was one of excitement to see hundreds of community members converge across all the 24 schools in the eight counties where Bridge is operating and should send the message that the parents want quality education for their children.Mr. Gbasakollie continued, “Never a time have we seen such excitement as we are seeing today. Teachers are excited that they have been relieved of the stress of preparing lesson plans, and will now concentrate on delivering lessons and ensuring that children are actually learning.“Students attending Bridge Partnership Schools all across the country are assured of free uniforms per child including books, readers and learning supplementary kits in Math and Science,” Josh Nathan, Bridge Academic Director assured the parents.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTeenage team-mate Moise Kean attracted the headlines for facing the home fans as he celebrated the winning goal, but it was the second straight year that Matuidi has suffered such abuse in Cagliari. Alex Sandro was also a target.“It’s sad,” the World Cup winner told Canal+ in France. “It happened to me last year in this stadium and we cannot tolerate it.”“You can tell me: ‘maybe it’s not racist, they just want to unsettle you’,” Matuidi said. “No. These are things you do not say and must be punished.”The events in Cagliari brought a damning reaction.Italy coach Roberto Mancini called for tough measures in Serie A after the “unacceptable” abuse in Cagliari.“We can no longer accept this, we need to act and hard. Racist behaviour must be stigmatised.”On Friday, Danny Rose, of England and Tottenham, said the way football fights racism is “a farce”.“I have had enough,” Rose said. “I just can’t wait to see the back of it, seeing how things are done in the game at the minute.”Others, like Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling reacted to suggestions, from Cagliari officials and also even Juventus defender Leonardo Bonnucci and manager Massimiliano Allegri that Kean was to blame for not turning the other cheek and when he celebrated in front of home fans.“I was shocked when I saw that happen and then the manager saying Kean shouldn’t have done that,” said former Ivory Coast captain Toure.England’s Sterling tweeted: “All you can do now is laugh.”Kean defended his actions as “the best way to respond to racism”.Matuidi said that, like Kean, he was upset.“I could not calm down. I did not want to ignore it. You have to fight it,” he said. “We can’t allow this anymore. We must have the courage (to end it).”“These are stupid people,” he said. “They should never be allowed to come to the stadium again.”Matuidi said he had spoken to the referee about halting the match.“I thought he made the wrong decision. But when I spoke to him he did not understand.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Blaise Matuidi is unhappy at the way he was treated as Juventus won at Cagliari © AFP/File / Marco BERTORELLOPARIS, France, Apr 7 – Blaise Matuidi echoed the disillusionment of other black footballers when he said on Sunday that the events of the week suggested “this is not a world I want my children to see.”Matuidi was one of the three Juventus players abused with monkey noises during a victory at Cagliari during the week.last_img read more

first_imgSeachtain na Gaeilge Wednesday 9th March 2016 11 a.m. To 1 p.m. Venue Rosses CDP Chapel Rd Dugloe Celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge with a morning of Culture, Music,by Michael Coyle . Enjoy some home baking and refreshments Donation on the day for the homeless.Seachtain na Gaeilge De Céadaoin 9ú Márta 2016 11 – 1 o’chlog. Rosses CDP Bothair an tSéipéil An Clochan Liath . Bigí linn le ceiliúradh a dheanamh ar Seachtain na Gaeilge, le Ceol Michael Coyle, Cultúr,. Bain sult as bacáil baile agus soláistí. Cead isteach: Tabharthas fa choinne iadsan gan dídean.Social Morning through Irish in Teach Neil O’Donáill, Loughanure . Has commenced Tuesday 23rd February 2016 11am to 12.30pm for 6 weeks. If you have any skills as knitting, crochet, carpentry, creel making etc, bring them along with you. This is a good opportunity for both men and women to improve their conversational Irish skills.Admission is Free. Maidin Sóisialta trí Ghaeilge i teach Neil O’Donáill, Loch an IuirAg tosach 23ú Feabhra 2016 11.00 – 12.30, fa choinne 6 seachtain. Má tá scileanna agat i cniotal, cróise, cearpeantóireacht, ag deanamh cliabh, tabhair leat isteach iad. Seo deis do mná agus fir feabhas a chur ar a gcuid Gaeilge labhartha. Cead isteach: Saor in aisceThe Power of Postive Thinking: For Women Workshop CDP na Rosann Chapel Road Dungloe Tuesday the 22nd March 7.30-9.30pm. Contact 0879031389 or 074 95 61686 for bookings or enquiries.Ceardlann”The Power of Positive Thinking Fa choinne mná Saor in aisce CDP na Rosann, Bothair an tSéipéil an Chlochán Liath. De Máirt 22ú Marta 7.30-9.00,Cur scairt ar 087 9031389/ 074 95 61686 fa choinne áit a chur in airithne agus tuilleadh eolasCOMMUNITY: ROSSES CDP HOST MORNING OF MUSIC AND CULTURE was last modified: February 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesNoticesRosses CDPlast_img read more