Character Formation Invites Community Transformation in Chad

Teacher education pays off in the stories of student change agents. In the past year, 64 teachers from six schools gathered in Chad for refresher courses on Full-Circle Learning. They shared success stories of their work incorporating new strategies and principles into the school day. One teacher told of a boy who helped his father, a local official, to realize the role of the children as change agents in undoing corruption in government. Another teacher told how her school had earned a reputation as the School of the Friendly, as students now befriend all who cross their paths. A teacher from yet another primary school told how the curriculum gave a boy the tools to help his family resolve a land dispute and forgive family grievances. Yet another school had a kindergartener whose acts of kindness inspired the resolution of a neighborhood feud. Teachers inspired one another with the impact of their work as role models.