Education local authorities, supervisors, headteachers, iEARN-Algeria project participants, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, we come together today (January 22, 2013) to celebrate the 5th anniversary of eltalgeria website.
January 22 is a great date for eltalgeria community for it represents the creation of our educational website.
I would, then, rise to start off by saying that 5 years of existence are years of hard work, sacrifice and continuing efforts for the sake of education.
I would rise to say that 5 years of existence are 5 years of ongoing work and outstanding achievements.
I would rise to say that 5 years of existence make us feel proud of all the accomplishments we have had thanks to amazing contributions. This is, of course, due to the team who keeps the enthusiasm and initiative going.
I would rise to say that I still wonder if we ever thought of the complexity and the challenges we could face when founding eltalgeria website, and if we ever dreamed of the success we were able to bring when meeting educators’ needs and aspirations.
I would rise to say that with great determination, strength of mind and a belief that, “if you want to, you CAN,” we manage to make our dream a reality.
From articles on different educational issues to courses on teaching practices, from teacher true stories to critical school situations to reflect on, from poems, games and other contributions to advertising books written by Algerian authors, from downloadable teaching materials related to the curriculum to exam papers designed by teachers and supervisors, from students project work to teachers project pedagogy, from case-studies, to educators’ professional development, from supporting teachers in their teaching practices to praising and celebrating the teacher of the year… These wonderful achievements made in improving education outcomes since January 22, 2008 are the product of eltalgeria team hard work they have put passionately into the website.
My sincere appreciation goes to all the educators who have contributed to the development of the website and whose comments and feedback have not gone unnoticed.
But, if you take the time to truly think about it, you will realize that our achievement is only a small step away as compared to what is done in the field of education. To all educators here today, we are proud to celebrate the 5th anniversary, but we have to consider this progress as an extension of our ‘learning’ career, and we sincerely hope that we continue to take advantage of the opportunities presented to you when collaborating with iEARN and other forms of education.
And lastly, but certainly not least, we are delighted to have amongst us the eltalgeria webmaster, Miss Kheira Mezough who has been named the country coordinator by iEARN, the International Education and Resource Network.
There is no secret that she has been appointed for such a privileged and demanding position because she has demonstrated high technological skills as well as great devotion and passion for online work. In addition, eltalgeria is honored to be today iEARN partner.
I would personally like to congratulate Miss Kheira Mezough and eltalgeria on the impressive achievements. Let’s welcome the new challenge!
I would like to end by wishing you all “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY”, and may our future efforts be equally successful and rewarding.
Let’s keep on ball rolling throughout 2013 and in the years ahead to ensure other significant accomplishments which will undoubtedly require the dedication and cooperation of many other people...