In 2018, SHOPS Plus set out to develop Nigeria’s first training of trainers manual for family planning trainers. In this video, Paulina Akanet, the quality improvement specialist on the SHOPS Plus family planning program in Nigeria, explains the importance of the manual for service delivery in the country.
Using the existing national training curriculum as a foundation, SHOPS Plus updated the approach to teaching family planning service delivery by incorporating adult learning principles and introducing the development of learning partnerships between a provider and their trainer that last beyond the classroom and are tailored to the learning needs of the provider. SHOPS Plus facilitated an iterative, participatory process working with local trainers. The Federal Ministry of Health, will use the SHOPS Plus manual to train future family planning trainers in Nigeria.