During the workshop, AVSI presented the motorcycles later distributed in the villages. A total of 50 motorcycles were gifted to 25 schools to facilitate transportation to the teacher trainings by both teachers and educational advisers. 24 additional motorcycles were awarded as prizes for the Best Teacher Contest in the schools. As most teachers are not local to the regional schools where they work, these motorcycles also allow them to reach the schools faster and easily.
Attending the workshop in Abidjan gave me the opportunity to be with people I have been working with for the last 5 years and realize that it really does “take a village,” to carry out the numerous activities included in this project.
In the next phase, AVSI is eager to take up the challenge and accompany all members of the education system – from parents and teachers to educational advisers and the MENA – to strengthen and improve the Ivorian Education system.