Paralakhemundi, 11th May, 2018: The four days training started from 8th May, 2018 on “Early Childhood Care &Education (ECCE)” organized by “Mother Tongue Based Early learning & Parent+”Project in Gajapati District of Odisha came to an end today. A total of 32 lady supervisors working under the “Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)” of the district. The programme is managed by the programme management unit (PMU) supported by Bernard Van leer Foundation, The Netherlands and Department of Women & Child development and Mission Shakti, Govt. Of Odisha.
Maina Hembrum, District Social Welfare Officer inaugurated the training programme and explained briefly on the role of Lady supervisors for delivering the services of the ECCE, she told all the participants that the unless the Lady Supervisors ensure the proper service delivery to the community the programme can’t be successful.
Srinibas Panigrahi, District Coordinator of Gajapati organized and managed the entire training programme, on his welcome address he said the training will focus on strengthening Early Child hood by Introducing Brain development, by culture and context specific Early stimulation, Parents and community involvement and Mother tongue based classroom transaction. whereas Manoj Kumar Sahoo, Training Manager of PMU who supported in facilitating the training programme elaborately spoke on the aims & objectives of the MTELP programme. The MTELP Programme aims to strengthening the skills and capacity of government policymakers, managers and frontline workers to deliver high quality mother tongue based early learning programmes; and Strengthening the use of anganwadi centres as platforms for parental and community engagement focused on the holistic development of children.
The district coordinator Christopher Deep and Freelance trainer Trivikram Rath facilitated the training sessions by play-way or joyful learning method using various energizers.
One of the participants Ansupa Sahu, LS, Rayagada on her feed back told that this is an unique training with lots of information and the methodologies used under this training enhanced its quality.
The 10 newly appointed lady supervisors participated in the training programme expressed their gratitude for organizing such an informative training especially for them. Though they were joined as LS but still they were not given training on the job course, so this training will help them a lot.
On the last day of the training there was a field visit. All the participants were divided into five groups and visited five different anganwadi centres inorder to get practical hands on experience on supportive supervision.
Among others Ajay Kumar Nayak, Dist. Training Manager (Nutrition Operation also participated in the training programme.