Millennium Development Goals: Education

Palms Australia has volunteers working with teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary level. By working with local teachers, Palms’ volunteers ensure the skills to continue educating future generations are developed and remain in the country.

Through their work in secondary and higher education, Palms’ volunteers also contribute to a continuing broader education program, ensuring primary education is not viewed by parents and students as a dead end. Support for non-formal education, such as adult literacy and community health education programs, re-inforce to communities the importance of early education for girls and boys.

Palms volunteers also provide training to administrative staff who will ensure national education systems continue to run efficiently, including teachers’ salary provision, curriculum and resource development and assessment and ongoing teacher professional development.

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