Supporting the National Literacy Campaign: UNESCO contributed to the ToT in River Nile State

18 May 2016



During the 24th-28th April 2016 in frameworks of the Sudanese National Literacy Campaign the Khartoum office of UNESCO together with the National Council of Literacy and Adult Education and in cooperation with the Ministries of Education – both, the federal, and the state one – and the National Commission for Education, Science and Culture made a 5-days training of trainers for teachers (ToT) in Shendi, River Nile State.

The objective of the ToT was to abreast the skillsets of 20 trainers for teachers, who have to deliver new competencies to about 1,3 thousands teachers of out-of-school classrooms aiming to reach 50 thousands illiterate habitants of the state per year.

The closing ceremony of the ToT, which took place on the 28th of April, was honored by Dr. Pavel Kroupkine, the Head of the Khartoum office and UNESCO Representative to Sudan, Dr. Elshamaa Mohamed Ahmed, the Director General of the Ministry of Education of the River Nile State, and Mr. Elhassan Omer Elhuwaig, the Major of the City of Shendi.

After the closing ceremony Dr. Pavel Kroupkine met Mr. Elhassan Omer Elhuwaig, the Major of Shendi, and Dr. Elshamaa Mohamed Ahmed, discussing with them the issues of the educational system in the River Nile State, and the opportunity to involve Shendi into the Worldwide Network of Learning Cities, which is supported by the Institute for Lifelong Learning, UNESCO.