The Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and the Institut national de formation pédagogique (INFP) have built up a partnership with Orange, AUF and AFD for open-distance teacher training in Madagascar.
This project participated in international efforts encouraging good basic education for all and aimed at improving teaching skills and teachers’ competence in French and in French-language teaching, by using mobile telephones as an educational support for teachers in teacher training programmes. This project allows tutors to follow-up on teacher training sessions: they can connect with remotely located teachers through a platform developed by Orange, send regular quizzes and information to keep teachers updated. Teachers can interact with each other, exchange questions and experiences. The project aims at ensuring permanent communication between the tutors and the teachers, reducing the isolation of teachers and strengthening their pedagogical supervision.
In partnership with Orange, the Ministry of Education now pays the teachers’ salaries via Orange’s mobile money solution “Orange Money”.