Global Gateway training in Yemen [Archives:2006/999/Local News]

November 16 2006

SANA'A, Nov. 16 ) Yemen will join the Global Gateway initiative as a strategic international partner in this month. Global Gateway is administered worldwide by the British Council on behalf of the UK's Ministry of Education, the Department for Education and Skills.

The agreement will be signed by Minister of Education Abdulsalam Al-Goofi as part of a large scale project to develop school links between Yemeni and UK teachers from 14 state schools and six candidates from the ministry staff will attend initial user training provided by two facilitators from Britain. Global Gateway in partnership with the Ministry of Education will hold sessions from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22. The UK facilitators will present the available Global Gateway tools for the Yemeni education experts.

The trainers will equip the teachers with the tools necessary to instruct and encourage others in the process of adding an international dimension to their classroom activity and establish collaborative partnerships with teachers and students in other countries. Global Gateway held sessions during the last couple of weeks in Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.

Global Gateway is an on-line resource for schoolchildren and their teachers enabling them to establish contact with schools in other countries.