Intelligence Tour Continues to Manga

man giving a speechApril 16-17, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 20 English teachers and advisors of the South Central Region in Manga.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of Burkina Faso during the 2014/2015 academic year. English Program Specialist Lynn Hanson Ouédraogo and English Language Fellows from the USA are training teachers to better align learning objectives, lesson activities, and assessments to promote improved English proficiency outcomes for secondary school students.  Since December 2014, the Intelligence Tour has covered the cities and regions of Gaoua, Banfora, Bobo-Dioulasso, Ouahigouya, Kaya, Dori, Dédougou, Koudougou, and Pô.  The participants of this two-day workshop in Manga teach 6,136 students in 9 communities in the South Central Region.  This workshop provided valuable in-service training for these teachers who are being inspired to change their teaching practice as evidenced by the comments of a teacher from Bindé who said, “I plan to change my previous bad habits that didn’t really favor students’ learning.”