The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership Kenya (GTTPK) that was recently authorized by the Ministry of Education in Kenya is to hold a teacher training workshop from 17th-18th September 2010 at Kenya School of Law, Karen. The two day workshop will aim at sensitizing, training and equipping the teachers with knowledge on GTTP so that they can act as patrons in their respective schools and districts to help roll out the program among students, to help it grow and keep the program vibrant.
In attendance were 16 teachers, 2 from each of the 8 provinces in Kenya invited by the Ministry of Education. Dr Mary Okelo of Makini Schools and Mr. Enos Oyaya, Director of Quality assurance, Ministry of Education will officiate over the opening while Dr. Attila Horvath, Director of GTTP Hungary will play the role of facilitator.
During the two day workshop, the teachers will be educated on what the course entails, how to use the various resource books and be given guidelines to further interest and educate their students. They will also be enlightened on the over all benefit of introducing GTTP Kenya in their schools.
The success of the program largely depends upon properly trained individuals to champion and steer GTTP in their various schools and it is ineffective if the educators are not properly trained to deliver the subject. Well-trained educators learn how to relate to and learn from businesses, and they become role models and leaders for others and are able to serve their community by training additional educators in Travel & Tourism.
This demonstrated the importance to properly training the teachers so that in future GTTPK‚ expected success can be looked at as a model to be emulated.
The 2010/2011 Global Travel & Tourism Partnership Kenya (GTTPK) teachers’ training workshop conducted at The Kenya School of Law in Nairobi, Kenya, was regarded as a great success by all the participants. It was officially opened by Dr Mary Okelo of Makini Schools, Mrs. Josephine Nyangaga from the Ministry of Education and Dr Attila Horvath, GTTP Director , Hungary, who was also the workshop facilitator. The two-day workshop was made possible with the support and endorsement of the Director of Quality Assurance & Standards at the Ministry of Education Mr. Enos Oyaya.