On-line course – educational blogging
Posted by Illya on 4 May 2012
These on-line courses are beginning to become a regular part of the ETAS program, albeit with a certian irregularity.
This time it will be not just Jenny from Argentina, but Barbara in Japan (JELT) bringing her group of teachers in on the fun during the entire month of June (4 weeks)
In addition, we will be focussing on the young learners (widely defined!). This means that we will have a chance for some real collaboration and I’m sure there will be eye-opening experiences for all.
This time, however, we in Switzerland are not just blogging for ourselves and our classes, there is now an added dimension.
The ETAS has been supporting the Matopo School Project for some time now as you can see on the Matopo blog. It’s been a success and is now supported by the Roger Federer Foundation- Now how cool is that!!!
And so the project has been expanded to help the weekest chain in the link- the girls. Although they may be sent to primary school, generally their school career is finished at the end of this time. Girls- education a girl and you educate a family. Now the aims of the project have increased. It is now to send 10 girls to secondary school for 3 years. It takes 600 US$ per girl per year.
All proceeds from this on-line course will go to the project- Send a girl to secondary school.
How long can we send one girl to school on this course? It is totally up to the participants as all fees (excluding ETAS membership) will go straight to this project.
I will keep you up to date as to how much money has been collected.
Take a course, learn something new, give a girl an education!
I leave you with a moving video from Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee — of her own life’s transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?