Teachers first goes from strength to strength

December 4, 2017

The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that the Teachers First Program continues to go from strength to strength.  On the 1st December, the number of teachers surpassed 15,000, meaning even more teachers are benefiting from the program and using the behaviors they have developed to inspire the next generation of learners.


A fundamental part of the program is Lengo ©, the behavioral change platform which is being used across mobiles and computers.  Figures released today show an astonishing amount of progress, with the number of uploads and comments by teachers trebling from 30,000 to 90,000 in the last month.


The Lighthouse School Program has become a catalyst for change and schools are starting to mentor and support each other, building the capacity of Teachers First and allowing for rapid expansion of the program.


Dr Tarek Shawki, Minister of Education said:


“The Teachers First Program is a core element of the Egyptian Learning Society which aims to make every Egyptian citizen into an active learner.   The news today that we are continuing to reach more teachers is a great testament to the success of the program.  We must engage teachers and support their development, they are the agents of change and have the power to transform the lives of students and the economy of Egypt”


About the Lighthouse Program

The Lighthouse Program was implemented to ensure that the core values of the Teachers First Program continue and that teachers don’t stop developing themselves and their students when the workshops come to an end.   This critical component of the project is pivotal in building the capacity of the program, spreading the values of the program to schools in the wider community.