This marked a significant milestone for Africa, as it was the first TSP conducted without the presence of Sayyed Aliraza Naqvi, the founder, and designer of the program. It is through his guidance and support that this event became possible, and his contributions have been invaluable to the growth of the program. The program was ably facilitated by Hameed Bhai Sheriff, Brother Nishathussein Karim and Zeinab Bai Lalji – AFTAB’s local trainers. A total of 21 teachers participated from various Madaris in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, and Zanzibar.
The hotel’s facilities and ambiance created an ideal learning environment where participants and facilitators were energized and actively engaged in every activity.
On the first day, June 10th, 2023, there were realizations, contemplation, and reflections on being a teacher. The teachers recognized their privileged position in the community, which motivated them. The second day focused on planning, a crucial skill for keeping lessons engaging. The sessions emphasized the importance of “Plan their work – then – Work their plan.”
The Micro Teach Session on June 18th inspired and motivated the participants to continue their journey.
The workshop received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants. They praised it as an “eye-opener” and expressed gratitude for the clear direction it provided toward a brighter future. Moreover, they emphasized the significance of thinking beyond mere application.
One participant specifically mentioned that the course set them on a favorable trajectory and described it as a much-needed experience. They referred to the MCE-TSP program as “amazing,” “reflective,” and “mind-opening,” highlighting the valuable lessons they learned and the further expansion of their mindset. They also acknowledged the importance of practice in order to achieve their goals.
The attendees expressed gratitude towards Allah SWT and the TSP facilitators for their knowledge and expertise. They considered themselves fortunate to have received the training and were eagerly anticipating the upcoming MT 2 to 5 sessions. The program was deemed promising and the modules were found to be extremely informative, providing a comprehensive guide to improving teaching methods.
It is expected that more programs will be facilitated by local trainers in the future, as Africa enters a new era of growth and development.
AFTAB expresses its heartfelt appreciation to Hameed Bhai, Nishathussein Bhai, and Zeinab Bai for their time and facilitation. Africa Federation extends gratitude to Zanzibar Jamaat and the Madrasah Management for hosting the program and ensuring the comfort of teachers from various Jamaats.
We extend our thanks to the Jamaats of Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, and Zanzibar for their participation in the Madrasah teacher training. Their contribution has been invaluable to the success of the program.
We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to the Africa Federation Secretariat for their unwavering support towards the AFTAB training sessions. Their assistance has been instrumental in ensuring the smooth execution of the program.
Lastly, we would like to acknowledge and appreciate the dedication of the teachers who have committed to this Training Program as well as their families whose unconditional support has enabled them to continue serving the children of our community.
3rd August 2023