Muscat xx, November 2017: Eshraqa ,Khimji Ramdas’s social development arm, organised a three-day knowledge-sharing workshop on the 14th, 15th and 16th of November for the Ministry of Higher Education. The three-day programme, ‘Train the Trainer’ is an ILM (Institute of Leadership Management) UK endorsed experiential training module designed for professionals working in education and as knowledge facilitators. Eshraqa was keen to replicate the programme in Oman as a continuation of similar efforts directed at developing the country’s education sector, education being one of three key pillars of the CSR organisation.
Commenting on the workshop, Nailesh Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas said, “First I would like to thank the Ministry of Higher Education for collaborating with us on the initiative and ensuring participation from most of Oman’s major colleges and higher education institutions. Eshraqa is committed to furthering the government’s plans for developing Oman’s education sector. Our strategy towards this goal is long term and involves continuous initiatives focussed on capacity building, knowledge transfer programmes and supporting an environment of higher learning benchmarked by international standards. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from the recently concluded Train the Trainer workshop that is very encouraging.”
The programme was facilitated by ILM, UK approved Master Facilitator Nadeem Ahmed who emphasized that the training intervention will be of significant assistance to teaching professional in Oman. “It will evolve both the learning and teaching process into being more competency oriented, which, in the long run, will fill the gap for skills requirement by making fresh-out-of-college graduates employable.”
The workshop was attended by lecturers and higher education professionals from some of the country’s most respectable institutions – Higher College of Technology, Modern College of Business and Science, Oman Medical College, GUTech, Middle East College and the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman. Participants went through various scientific theories of learning and teaching and as a part of the program implemented the learning during the practical session.