Our 10 step route to training self-sufficiency provides a timeline from the first training course delivered in a country to the moment when NICHE International can withdraw its UK instructors, leaving a fully functioning local faculty able to run their own Neonatal Care Course and their own instructor development courses.
Above, Kola is lecturing on the benefits of breastfeeding (“titty water” in Liberia) to enthralled midwives and nurses in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh county, Liberia.
10 Steps to Sustainable Learning
Flying in well-meaning professionals from resource rich countries once or twice a year as providers of resuscitation training is neither sustainable in the long term, nor in our view, respectful of the local clinicians who have a wealth of experience of working with unwell babies and children superior to that of the average UK health professional.
Our 10 step route to NCC training self-sufficiency provides a timeline from the first training course delivered in a country (Step 1) to the moment when NICHE International can withdraw its UK instructors, leaving a fully functioning local faculty able to run their own Neonatal Care Course (Step 8) and their own instructor development courses (Step 10).
The steps do not equal visits from UK instructors since there can be more than one step per visit and visits do not equal years since there can be more than one visit per year.
Even so, the commitment of NICHE International to a country will in reality be for between five and eight years.
Instructor development is based on the rigorous programme all the UK instructors will have followed from the Advanced Life Support Group and/or the UK Resus Council.
A course director has a considerable amount of experience of teaching on the provider course they are directing and the GIC educator will be a graduate in adult or healthcare education with at least two years’ experience of teaching in higher education and will hold a relevant post-graduate qualification in adult education.
Getting a local faculty trained up to these levels is no mean feat but, once achieved, will allow what we at NICHE International term “sustainable learning”.
Contact us for more information on the 10-step to sustainable training plan.