UNESCO has partnered with the Varkey Gems Foundation, an international nonprofit organization focused on education, to train school principals in developing countries, beginning in Ghana, India and Kenya.
Under the “10,000 Principals Leadership Program,” the foundation will conduct leadership and professional development courses designed to improve the capacity and skills of school principals. For its part, UNESCO will allow the foundation to work through its field offices and with its partner government agencies to be able to roll out seminars and courses efficiently.
The initiative’s goal is to reach up to 10,000 school principals in the three pilot countries over four years. UNESCO said the program expects to benefits thousands of teachers and some 10 million children in the developing countries.
The program was announced at the recently concluded 2011 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, USA. It is part of the series of projects under Global Partnership for Girl’s and Women’s Education initiative launched by UNESCO in May 2011.
Read more development aid news online, and subscribe to The Development Newswire to receive top international development headlines from the world’s leading donors, news sources and opinion leaders — emailed to you FREE every business day.