Teachers need more training

The Governing Body Foundation says teachers need more training in how to help learners who have experienced trauma.

The foundation says many school-going children experience a lot of trauma because of the high crime rates in the societies they live in.

The organization says the majority of the training teachers receive focuses on teaching and not on how to deal with issues of trauma.

Dr Anthea Cereseto of the Governing Body Foundation says Non-Governmental Organisations and churches must also play a role in counselling these learners and teachers.