Invest in teacher professional development in rural Uganda
"Everyone who remembers his/her education remembers teachers, not methods and technique. The teacher is the heart of the educational system." – Sidney Hook
JM Education and Research Centre (JMERC) supports teachers to rediscover their vocation and intrinsic motivation through teacher professional development. JMERC is unique - A local organisation in Uganda working with teachers to resolve teacher-identified professional challenges. We work with teachers to identify their professional challenges and collaboratively seek solutions through training, coaching and mentorship.
Why? We are unshakable believers in local solutions to local issues. We know that teachers can change lives of the most vulnerable children with just what they do in the classroom. We know that the teacher is the most important resource in places where children have no text books, no infrastructure, and or role models to emulate. When teachers become agents of change, even a child of vulnerable peasant in a rural community can rise to become a President.
Since its inception in 2020, JMERC has supported more than 500 teachers to rediscover their vocation and reignite their enthusiasm to transform the lives of children in Uganda. We provide teachers working in rural and resource-constraint areas with teacher professional development support. We focus on creative and innovative methods of teaching, teacher-student relationship, gender-responsive and transformative approaches, designing lessons that enhance higher order thinking skills such as critical thinking, creativity and innovation, imagination and collaboration.
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