Ability Bhutan Society to train ECCD facilitators
While there are currently more than 200 Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centers in Bhutan to provide early childhood education for young children 3-5 years, children with special needs which includes disabilities, development delays, learning difficulties have limited or no access to them. Due to the limited training in the area of inclusion and special needs, ECCD centers have not been able to cater to the needs of these children.
Ability Bhutan Society (ABS) therefore strives to fill this gap through capacity building and reach out to more ECCD centers to provide formalized training to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills for the inclusion of children with special needs. As such, ABS will be conducting a training program for ECCD facilitators from the 6th – 10th September 2016 at RENEW Conference Hall, Thimphu.
This 5-days training program comprising of both theoretical and practical components, sets out to empower ECCD facilitators and assist them to successfully create an inclusive classroom for special needs children in Bhutan thereafter.
Twenty ECCD facilitators from eleven Dzongkhags will be participating in this training program. The ECCD facilitators nominated are either from the Model ECCD centers or from ones located near Special Education Needs (SEN) School.
The training program is proudly supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiative, and will be conducted by Ms. Jean Ho, Speech and Language Therapist from Singapore, as well as Executive Director of ABS, Beda Giri.