Short-term Study Regarding “International Contributions to Afghanistan Teacher Training Support Services – Education”
With the assistance of international contributions again this year, an instructor from the Kabul Education University (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan), an exchange agreement school, was trained at this university.
Instructor Fahima Ibrahimkhil (education for the visually impaired), recently accepted in March, was trained at the International Center and provided with Special Needs Education Courses for one month from November 14 to December 10, 2011.
The Special Needs Education Department at the Kabul Education University accepted four new instructors in March to add to the current seven staff members. A Mental Disability Course was also added to the Visually Impaired and Hearing Impaired Courses.
During this training program, the instructor participated in lectures related to visually impaired education and seminars for students majoring in special needs education at the graduate school. He also interacted with disabled students studying at our university and visited special needs schools educating visually impaired students and general schools educating visually impaired children in Osaka. In addition, the instructor visited the affiliated Ikeda Elementary School where JICA training (African Regional Teacher’s Training) is conducted.
There was a meeting held on December 7, where Mr. Ibrahimkhil was given the opportunity to summarize an action plan on how he would use what he learned during his training when he returned to his own country.