Red River College has partnered over the last six years with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to contextualize the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). From April 20 to 24, a group of 34 people from 16 different countries came together at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai for a one-week training session on using the SECD Seminar Series in their context. The days included reflections on the AKDN SECD journey, exploring new SECD materials, microteaching and ideas for the future. Everyone benefited from sharing and learning from each other.
"I would like to appreciate the SECD training organizers, facilitators and my fellow participants. It was a wonderful experience especially since it brought together different people from different countries working in different organizations, different departments, different languages but again common interest and common target beneficiaries."
Barke Ramadhan, Madrasa Early Learning Program,
"The opportunity I recently had to attend SECD short modules - Facilitator Training in Dubai came as huge balloon of oxygen to confirm through sharing experiences with colleagues and facilitators all what I have learned on [the] previous SECD course. I am feeling confident to continuously share the SECD knowledge to all who are interested in life-long health and well-being for orphaned and vulnerable children in Mozambique."
Pedro Maunde, ECD Project Manager CARE
Mozambique, Inhambane province
"Thank you all for the wonderful experience during our recent training in Dubai. I know that I have come away from the sessions with a deeper insight into how I can improve my delivery of the training material. I look forward to our SECD journey together."
Saira Nazarali, Singapore