The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the premier grant aid agency of the Korean government, has co-organized the “Master Trainers Orientation Training Workshop for Master Trainers of Capacity Development for ICT in Education (CADIE) Project” with Rwanda Education Board (REB) from March 29 to March 31, 2022.
Since 2019, KOICA has been working together with REC to implement CADIE which aims to train 24,000 secondary school teachers through Master Trainers, build the capacity of school administrators and education inspectors, and build 61 smart classrooms across Rwanda to improve the capabilities of teachers on how to use ICT for teaching and learning in the classrooms and enhanced ICT utilization in schools. The workshop was prepared in connection with the capacity development of Master Trainers who are in charge of delivering ICT in education training to in-service teachers.
The workshop covered various subjects, including “understanding ICT in education policy environments in Rwanda”, “designing lessons using 21st century learning design”, “creating an online learning environment”, “ICT resources and tools to support teaching and learning”, “using assistive technology for inclusive and special needs education”. KOICA also prepared special leecturs featuring 2 trainers who received a Master's Degree in Korea under KOICA scholarship program.
In his presentation, Mr. Vedaste UWISHEMA who completed 2020 KOICA-SoongSil University Master's Degree Program in ICT Techno Policy in Korea in discussed the skills obtained from the program and how they have benefited the Education sector in Rwanda since then.
Mr. Venuste BAHIZI, the Head of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department at IPRC-Gishari, who completed a Master's Degree Program from Korea in Techno-Entrepreneurship Competence Based on EE & ICT Convergence from Handong Global University in 2018 offered his perspective on the importance of ICT Integration and the understanding of technology and markets based on ICT and ICT Convergence fields, especially in basic education.
In the workshop, a total of 90 Master Trainers actively participated in diverse sessions and engaged in productive discussion on how ICT in education can be promoted in accordance with Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan that describes the use of ICT in general as fundamental to achieving the socio-economic development.
ICT and education have been at the heart of KOICA’s strategy in Rwanda. Along with CADIE, KOICA has launched “Rwanda Coding Academy (RCA) Capacity Development Project” that will build a new RCA campus in Nyabihu district and offer various training to RCA teachers and students in 2021.
Since 1991, KOICA has been implementing its grant aid programs in Rwanda, disbursing about USD 150 million through various projects and capacity building programs. KOICA Rwanda Office was officially opened in 2011. KOICA currently has over 10 on-going projects in Rwanda in education, agriculture and ICT sectors. With the outbreak of COVID-19, KOICA has also supported the GoR in response to the pandemic by providing a mobile testing vehicle, walk-through testing booths and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth about USD 1 million.Key points to note:
- The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the premier grant aid agency of the Korean government, has co-organized the “Master Trainers Orientation Training Workshop for Master Trainers of Capacity Development for ICT in Education (CADIE) Project” with Rwanda Education Board (REB) from March 29 to March 31, 2022 with the presence of about 90 Master Trainers along with REB staff and representatives from KOICA Rwanda Office.
- KOICA has been implementing the “Capacity Development for ICT in Education (CADIE)” in collaboration with REB (Rwanda Basic Education Board) with the aim to build the capacity of secondary school teachers to better utilize ICT in the delivery and assessment of education. As part of this effort, KOICA and REB have trained and developed 129 Master Trainers who have begun to train some 24,000 in-service teachers across the country.
- For continuous training, KOICA and REB have organized “Master Trainers
Orientation Training Workshop” to improve Master Trainers’ skills on delivery
of training on the use of ICT. The event also prepared a knowledge sharing
session where two Rwandese officials who obtained a Master's degree in Korea
with KOICA scholarship highlighted their experience. The workshop was conducted
for 3 days starting from March 29 to March 31, 2022 at Grand Legacy Hotel,