On Saturday, 6 October AzETA (Azerbaijan English Teachers' Association) held a meeting with the English teachers of Shirvan. The aim of the meeting was to introduce AzETA, discuss the possibility of launch of AzETA branch in Shirvan and to celebrate UN World Teachers’ Day which is annually celebrated worldwide on 5 October.
The event was held at the Shirvan State Economic and Humanitarian College. Peace Corps Volunteer Liz McHale opened the meeting and introduced the guests. Ms Envera Selimovic, UNDPI Resident Representative made opening remarks and talked about education and teachers’ roles in the development of any society. She also mentioned the importance of UN World Teachers’ Day and wished a happy Teachers’ Day to the participants.
Ragsana Mammadova, AzETA Founder & Executive Director first read World Teachers’ Day message by UN Secretary General, congratulated the teachers and made a presentation on AzETA activities in Azerbaijan since its establishment.
It was also discussed the importance of opening AzETA branch in Shirvan and its benefit to the teachers.
At the end the teachers celebrated World Teachers’ Day through a tea party.
We sincerely thank the Ministry of Education for the organisational support, Liz McHale, Peace Corps Volunteer for organising the event, Envera Selimovic, Head of UNDPI in Baku for joining the event & for her invaluable co-operation with AzETA, and Shirvan State Economic and Humanitarian College for hosting the event.
As the aim of AzETA is to assist the professional development of English teachers of secondary schools and universities throughout Azerbaijan both in public and private sectors, regular training, workshops are held in different regions of Azerbaijan for this purpose. Such a strategy resulted in establishing AzETA branches in 5 different regions of Azerbaijan. So far AzETA has the below branches: