Frank Schorn

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Staff development has been a central theme for the BANFES project over the past 5 years and training has indeed pervaded every aspect of the project in all its goals, tasks and accomplishments. Trained and confident Ministry of Education (MOE) personnel were considered critical to assure effective systems, procedures, curriculum and materials. It was expected that trained individuals would continue to improve Lesotho's education system.

This report is a review of tasks and accomplishments associated with the coordination of training for a complex and decentralized project which involved over 10 000 participants in 300 activities.

Included in the report is a review of the process and procedures used in for establishing the BANFES training component as required by the Project Document, an outline of the logistical support provided and a summary of outcomes both in terms of completed training and structures for institutionalization and sustainability that were established.

It should be noted that my tasks were twofold:

  • To establish a mechanism resulting in the effective coordination of all project training based on needs identified at each component by Technical Advisors and local staff.
  • To help establish a Ministry of Education training infrastructure which could be useful after the completion of the Project.