Teacher Training


The majority of the Piyawara pre-school teachers are permanent employees of the respective local government authorities. A few of them however work on a voluntary basis. These teachers are trained on a regular basis by the Hemas Outreach Foundation in conjunction with the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs.

Training includes inter-school visits, exchange programmes, meeting parent groups across the country, etc, thereby giving them the necessary physical and psychological skills to handle children across the social and cultural divide. The annual training is held every August during the school vacation. Teaching methods and skills are also updated thereby bringing them on par with their numerous counterparts in the South East Asian region.