Ms. Fidan Suleymanova of SOS Azerbaijan kindly contributed the following notes:
'On October, 29 - November, 02 Dr. Reeta Sonawat delivered one more training for teachers in Baku, Azerbaijan on the topic 'Transforming Human Behaviour and Development'. The training was conducted with the funding support of the B.E.I. Foundation in the framework of Public Education Support Project. Thus, 17 teachers and pedagogical staff of SOS Children's Villages Azerbaijan have benefited from the training. The topics covered were chosen in accordance with the teachers´ requests following their last training in January, 2019.
Teachers play a vital role in the development of children and their brain. One of the main aims of Public Education Support Project is to empower teachers, so they could provide quality education for the children, deprived of parental care and children in vulnerable conditions. All teachers participated in the discussions, role plays and case studies. The topics covered, such as mindfulness, emotional intelligence, empathy, whole language approach, transformation of individuals towards education, and theories of Freud, Vygotsky and Gardner -- were of great interest to the participants.
We are looking forward to hold more trainings in the coming future by our dear Dr. Reeta Sonawat!'