At the end of 2022, we wrapped up the OKP (Orange Knowledge Programme) project in Benin.
In a final course given by an expert on didactics, we taught the 60 teachers from the schools in Benin how to put into practice the theory they had been learning over the past two years.
In a major closing session, we summarized the project’s various activities. We received a great deal of positive feedback from participants.
Of course, the end of a project should not be the end of learning, so we introduced a system that will enable the different schools to develop projects in the areas of horticulture, irrigation, and animal production.
In these projects, which are partly funded by the OKP project and partly by the schools, the participants or teachers gain experience by working on practical activities. This experience will be a useful teaching tool, which can hopefully be transferred to the students in the schools so they can develop their practical knowledge as well. In this way, the project will be virtually extended for another period and increase the scope of its impact.
We would like to thank all the participants, organizers, schools, and teachers for participating in this project and making it so successful.
We hope to follow up with another project with the schools to reinforce the knowledge and skills of the local teachers.
For more information please contact Maarten Heijne