Fourteen (14) American Teachers to pay Kenya a visit for a benchmarking exercise.
Teachers working in the USA are set for a benchmarking exercise in Kenya in January next year. The benchmarking exercise will take five weeks.
Trusted sources have revealed that fourteen (14) teachers are working at Northern Illinois University (NIU). The teachers are targeting Kenya and Tanzania to acquire new skills in readiness for their jobs in the United States of America.
The 14 teachers constitute a group of seven graduate students on practice while the other seven are undergraduate teacher licensure candidates.
The workshop is arranged courtesy of a program dubbed Educate Global aiming at learning Kiswahili.
Some of the teachers will also be sent to the Republic of Tanzania.
Other than learning the Kiswahili language, the teachers will benchmark and learn how racism affects the United States at large. This will be enhanced through learning and understanding social cohesion.
James Cohen an official in the college of education backed the benchmarking workshop and said that it is important for teachers for the exercise will enable them to bring positive change in their perspective, learn how racism affects USA citizens and grant them the opportunity to reflect on themselves for personal growth.
Kenya and Tanzania are known to be tribal and never racial even though both countries were colonized before getting independence.
During the workshop, the teachers will also make interactions with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Kenya and Tanzania.
The visitors have plans to meet Kenya and Tanzania local leaders to learn more about their culture and traditions.