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Educators and students in Indonesia are reaping the benefits of the Teacher Quality Improvement Program (TQI), launched by Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Qatar’s leading non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Vodafone Qatar.

The TQI program, now in its fourth year of implementation, has been a big success in imparting improved and effective teaching techniques to teachers.

By the summer of 2014, approximately 1500 teachers from the Yogyakarta special region are expected to have attended the intensive TQI training workshops; and this training will benefit approximately 180,000 students across 500 schools.

Launched by ROTA and Vodafone Qatar in 2010, the TQI program aims to develop Indonesian elementary and secondary school teachers’ pedagogical, social and personal competencies.

The TQI focuses on how teachers conduct themselves within the classroom and includes trainings on: methods for lesson delivery, preparing an engaging and stimulating lesson plan, managing classroom dynamics, and fostering a positive approach toward both teaching and learning.

ROTA’s local partner, the Titian Foundation, is leading the implementation of the TQI program components in the special region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Essa Al Mannai, ROTA Executive Director said:

Working together, ROTA and Vodafone Qatar have created innovative and exciting educational initiatives, bringing hope of a better future to individuals and communities in Indonesia. Our TQI program has been very effectual in improving teacher’s soft skills and equipping them with social, personal and pedagogical skills to better manage the classroom.

ROTA has been working in Indonesia since 2006, and in its early years focused primarily on school construction in areas struck by natural disasters. Since 2010, with the support of Vodafone Qatar, ROTA has turned its attention to improving the quality of education through the implementation of various programmes aimed at ensuring that students gain appropriate skills and knowledge to support their future endeavors.