Idakeda continues to set the pace in the area of cultural-education in Trinidad and Tobago. Primary school principals from a number of schools in the Port of Spain area recently enjoyed a lively and informative orientation session for a new storytelling programme being spearheaded by our organisation, the first time in the history of this country that this has been done.
The storytelling initiative is based on the original creative works of Idakeda's Creative Force, Eintou Pearl Springer, and will target specific behavioural and learning difficulties in the primary school system namely violence, self-esteem, respect and cultural knowledge. The orientation focused on the core themes of the programme, key deliverables and main outcomes for the students. The session jointly hosted by Eintou and Idakeda Founder Dara Healy, generated considerable excitement amongst those present as it opened up a new world of alternative educational approaches. Teachers have already been inspired to transform their entire approach to learning and feel more comfortable including the Arts within the traditional curriculum.
The programme is intended as a catalyst for success from the inside out; that is, a key component of the programme will be an emphasis on morals, sound family values and ethics. The Idakeda team will of course make certain that the entire experience will be an entertaining and memorable not only for the students but for the teachers as well.
We look forward to sharing our expertise and talents with the young people and express our sincere thanks to Mr. Williams of the Ministry of Education, whose vision and commitment to cultural education ensured the realisation of this initiative.
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