As you are probably aware, NGOs and caregivers in group care systems (small group homes, orphanages, fugitive child groups) around the world have little access to formal and research based caregiver training, and group instructor education. To meet this demand for high quality trainer’s training, www.fairstartfoundation.com now has designed an online education in training groups of caregivers.
The first class Jan 2017 is already full – participants are from Russia, India, Indonesia, Canada and Estonia. If you wish to join the class starting medio March 2017, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you with materials.
You can find more details about our mission to change child research into low cost training tools for NGOs at www.fairstartfoundation.com.
Since 2008, Fairstart designed free online training programmes in fifteen language versions, to provide local NGOs worldwide with high quality caregiver training. We cooperate with NGOs who translate and adjust our training programs to local culture during training. For example, we are developing versions of our training programs in Swahili and Kinyarwanda, for SOSChildren’s Villages. We operate on all continents.
To ensure the successful implementation of our online based training, we have now developed a Certified online Instructor Education. This education is a low cost tool to educate key persons in your organisation in how to use our online caregiver group training programmes. It complies with the European Qualification Standard at level five (mastering theory and group education). NGOs can refer groups for instructor training, and individuals can sign up as well.
(We are currently working on the design of a foster care instructor education in using also our foster care training programmes – this will be available during 2017).
How can I apply for joining the first class?
The instructor education is an eight module online-based curriculum which takes 4 months to complete and requires only 3-4 hours of work a week for each student. During this, each student trains a group of caregivers, using five sessions from our online caregiver group training programs.
Education demo: On our webpage (http://www.fairstartinstructor.com/courses/course-v1:FairstartFoundation+DEMO101+demo/about) you can access a free demo and study the first module, which will guide you through our education, its structure and its benefits.
Best wishes from child psychologist Niels Peter Rygaard, CEO at the Fairstart Foundation, Denmark”