By Matt Smith, membership secretary:
OMEP UK and OMEP Nigeria have been working collaboratively with a group of Third Year Primary Education students at Canterbury Christ Church University to produce a booklet to support unqualified practitioners in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently facing a recruitment crises, with many early years professionals being asked to enter the profession, and deliver a prescribed curriculum, without formal qualification. The booklet aims at offering lesson ideas, activities and pedagogical advice aimed specifically at Nigerian provisions. All activities and lessons are aimed at ‘low cost or no cost’, so that they can be widely distributed. The hope is to publish and distribute this to hundreds of early years settings across Nigeria.
Students have been fundraising too, in order to pay for materials to be printed. Does this sound like something you could do? Get in touch! A fantastic experience to support children’s development as well as practitioners!