EduGate’s heart is to empower those that live in the unreached, under privileged and rural areas of the country by providing students quality teachings and skills to become the best preschool teacher they can be. The training runs for 1 year and includes practical placements in preschools around Swaziland.
One of the skills taught is to be able to identify resources and materials in their everyday surroundings that they can use to teach the children. The cost of teaching materials for preschool is high and so we teach our students to use the things around them. Stones are used for counting in math as well as things like sticks, matchboxes & bottles tops.
The students are also given an understanding of the psychology and physiology of children so as to understand their behaviour and their needs. Included in this is training on how to teach children with special needs and disabilities, so that these children are included and given a chance at receiving an education as well.