The Hodhun Program, for preparing and certifying female caregivers to nurture and educate children aged 0-3 years, was concluded on Thursday Dec. 1, 2016. The training program was conducted over 10 days in Jeddah and Madina. The program is a strategic joint venture between Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4edu) and Salim Bin Mahfouz Philanthropic Foundation. This project comes as part of the partnership programs and social responsibility held between both parties under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.
Under the patronage of the directorates of education in both Jeddah and Madina, T4edu has honored 50 participants along with honoring the directorates of education in the region through providing commemorative shields.
The 50-hour training program, conducted from Nov. 20 until Dec. 1, 2016, consists of 5 educational modules, approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and focus on the skills and attitudes required for nurturing and educating infants and toddlers. The program provides each trainee with 5 training toolkits, each of which includes a reference scientific material with integrated solutions. After completing 50 training hours, each trainee receives a certificate endorsed by T4edu and Bin Mahfouz Philanthropic Foundation.
The “Hodhun” Program will be conducted later over 10 days in the Jazan region on Dec. 25, 2016. Twenty-five (25) trainees will benefit from the program, where they will receive the knowledge and skills that qualify them to work at the nurseries in line with the early childhood accredited professional practices. The “Hodhun” Program is considered the first specialized training program in this field.
T4edu is a specialized company in the field of education development and it is competent and experienced enough to handle this area. On the other hand, Bin Mahfouz Philanthropic Foundation is meant to achieve community public interest and sustainable development through supporting the education and community development programs and projects. It also enables target non-profit local communities to do their job well in line with the best international standards. Both sides seek to achieve Vision 2030 through supporting the role of the non-profit and private sectors in the community responsibility area in addition to furnishing women with the skills needed for the labor market.