French speaking Africans from the nations have been learning how to tackle the grave problem of malnutrition at a five month course at the Mt.
French speaking Africans from the nations have been learning how to tackle the grave problem of malnutrition at a five month course at the Mt. Carmel Training Centre for Community Services, in Haifa, Israel.
The course is aimed ag giving a comprehensive survey of the problems of malnutrition and the interrelation between food and health.
It gives additional training for those already working in the fields of nutrition, health and community development.
A grounding is given in basic science, food technology, including the processing and preservation of food. The nutritional needs of a community are analysed together with the individual needs of mother, child and working man.
A month of field work will be carried out in senegal at the end of the Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Gabon, Upper Volta, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Togo and Zaire. A second course, in English, for Kindergarten teachers and supervisors is also nearing completion at the Training Centre.
Israeli educators say they have particular experience of the early years of a child's education because they have had to face the problems of absorbing children from many different cultures.
The course covers the psychology of early childhood, the theory of kindergarten education, creative activities and how to make basic equipment for kindergartens. During the eight month source the participants are also attached to particular kindergartens for observation and practical work.
The women on the course have come from Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Thailand.
The International Training Centre was set up in 1961 to train women from developing countries.