Lagos, Nigeria - November 2018
Our visit to Nigeria provides a great example of our exclusive and customized educational services. Huippu Education was invited to Lagos, Nigeria to train education professionals on the insights of the Finnish Education system. The training “Finnish Education Masterclass” was arranged in Ikeja, Lagos for education professionals coming from various schools from different parts of Nigeria. Second part of the visit was reserved exclusively for Grace Schools in Lagos, where Huippu’s experts provided a customized workshop for early years teachers.
"I enjoyed the training a lot! Especially the new methods, active exercises and practical tips."
– MasterClass participant
Chtaura, Lebanon - April 2019
Our capacity building workshop in Lebanon is a good example of partnering with a local educational NGO and working with underprivileged schools in fragile areas. Huippu Education arranged a teacher capacity building workshop together with our partner MAPS, to support Syrian teachers in Chtaura, Lebanon. The teachers were trained with active, learner-centered methods on positive discipline and classroom management to support child wellbeing in schools. Huippu’s trainers also visited schools after the workshop to see how teachers were implementing the new methods in their classrooms.
"The activities were excellent and helped the teachers to present their lessons well and especially to the teachers with low experience."
– MAPS, implementing partner
Amman, Jordan - 2019
Our project in New English School in Amman, Jordan is a good example of long term partnership and creating a fusion curriculum together with our client. Huippu’s education expert was positioned at the school for the six months project. The school teachers and management were trained and coached by the expert throughout the project. Methods such as coteaching and mentoring were used, and the teachers received individual training and support from the experienced Finnish teachers. Additional extensive trainings were held twice during the project, joined by Huippu’s other specialists and trainers.
New English School is now implementing their Early Years program with a fusion curriculum that combines the best parts of Cambridge curriculum and Finnish ECEC curriculum. The learning environment in NES Early Years department also went through a significant renovation during our project, to better allow active and playful pedagogy both indoors and outdoors! The daily and weekly schedules were modified to meet the Finnish project-based and child-centered teaching philosophies. Also, the family collaboration was strengthened and the families were trained on the Finnish early childhood education principles.
"The trainers were very friendly and had excellent knowledge of the trained content"
– Preschool teacher
Abidjan, Ivory Coast – October 2019
Huippu Education took part in eLearning Africa 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The visit included school visits and meeting with World Bank as well as meeting different investors and conference participants from all around East Africa. Participation in such a big event resulted in finding many potential new partners in Africa, for example in Ghana. Huippu Education is committed to work together in the field of education, to support the learning and development in Africa.
Helsinki, Finland - October 2019
We were excited to host in Helsinki a group of investors from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam during a workshop “Introduction to Finnish ECEC”. Our guests enjoyed the Finnish experience, especially the guided study visits to three different Finnish daycare centres. It was understood, that even in a short time, it’s possible to make an impact and share a lot of practical information. Currently the group is constructing an ECEC centre in Ho Chi Minh City, with information and inspiration from Finland.