The Aharon Ofri MASHAV International Educational Training Center
The Ofri MASHAV Educational Training Center – METC was established in 1989 as a professional extension of MASHAV - Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.
The Center's vision is that education is the starting point for a person to build himself/herself a gate to new possibilities. Education is the key to a better future and shields against physical harm and confronts moral dilemmas. Education enables us to ask for proper healthcare when needed, and the way to stay healthy and adopt responsible behavior with our bodies. Education is sharing, learning and growing up together with others. Through education, we can learn to take better care of our world, treat it respectfully and use wisely the resources it offers us.
Education concerns itself with learning at all levels, from elementary and secondary school, higher education through adult education. METC provides knowledge and training for Educational Professional Development - TPD, basic skills for the 21 first century requirements, Innovative Pedagogical Approaches, Inclusion and Education for special populations, STEAM, ICT as an Educational Tool, Prevention of Desertion and Treatment for children and youth at risk, , Community Education youth leadership, education for health and the prevention of drugs abuse.
Since its inception, the METC has trained thousands of professionals of the educational staff, from developing countries throughout the world, both in Israel and abroad. The center’s training activities aims all the positions and works within an interdisciplinary approach, from the Minister of Education to the teacher in the classroom.
In adopting, the Millennium Development Sustainable Goals-SDGS set by the United Nations to fulfill by the year 2030, the METC capacity building training courses are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to the sustainable development of human resources internationally, based on knowledge and experience accumulated in Israel.
The Center cooperates with senior staff in the Israeli Ministry of Education, academic experts, governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. In addition, it communicates and cooperates with key international organizations such as UNESCO, OECD, USAID, UNODC, OAS, IOM and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030.
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