Increasing access to various learning
opportunities and improving delivery methods
are two of Development Africa’s key objectives.
High-quality and effective teaching is vital
to student success. Development Africa
implements various training tools and
curriculums to enhance the skills needed to
become an effective teacher, reach a larger
audience, and inspire students. The training
lectures are interactive sessions with groups of
teachers who learn new teaching techniques,
discuss alternative educational methods, and
review acceptable practices. Fresh insights on
the part of the teacher are positively received
in the classroom, and with better tools and
strategies at their disposal, teachers are able
to communicate and connect with students
more effectively, promoting a productive and
dynamic learning environment.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
—Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
Various vocational training centres have
been established across Nigeria, with the
goal of providing young adults and disabled
persons with the skills to enable them to
earn a dependable income. These centres,
built and managed by Development Africa
in partnership with host communities,
train students in vocations, among which
are computer skills/IT, basic farming and
agriculture, masonry, sewing, and fashion.
Courses typically last 6 to 8 months, and upon
completion, students are guided into further
education or employment.
In partnership with healthcare professionals
and agencies, Development Africa has
established a series of practical training
lectures to improve the delivery of healthcare
services across Nigeria. These include:
• Case Management of Malaria at the Primary Health Care Centre. Healthcare workers play a vital role in the diagnosis, treatment, and
prevention/control of malaria. It is therefore important that they are fully aware of and understand current diagnostic procedures
and appropriate treatment, national policies, prevention methods, and recommended courses of action. The training manual used is a unified training guide/module for all Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners in Nigeria, and was created by the Federal Ministry of Health/National Malaria Elimination Programme, in conjunction with Development Africa and other RBM partners. The training covers many aspects essential to understanding, identifying, and treating malaria, such as aetiology, transmission, pattern of presentation, and methods of diagnosis.
• Hospital-Acquired Infections. Hospitalborn babies are at increased risk of neonatal infections in developing countries, because of poor intrapartum and postnatal infection control practices. This interactive training addresses those issues and discusses the best ways in which they can be avoided.
• Management of Obstetric Haemorrhage. Obstetric haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality, with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) accounting for the majority of these deaths. Obstetric haemorrhage is often sudden and unexpected, and early recognition and treatment is essential to ensure a positive outcome. The training covers current practice and recommended courses of action to effectively identify and treat obstetric haemorrhage.