Project Athena is a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that every child in Sierra Leone has the opportunity to learn from a well-educated, and well-trained teacher. Our goal is to provide capacity-building solutions designed to improve the effectiveness and instructional practices of teachers. We will do so by developing a series of affordable professional development curriculum kits designed to enhance the content knowledge and instructional practices of in-service teachers; and promote the use of and establish professional learning communities in schools and districts across the country.
Our goal is to train 450 instructional coaches and teacher leaders, who in turn will redeliver training to approximately 6,000 teachers in schools throughout Sierra Leone by 2015. We will specifically target female teachers, teachers from schools with a high percentage of female students, and/or teachers who teach in rural areas where girls are more likley to face educational barriers to participate in this training.