Funds raised for the GVI Charitable Trust have recently been used to purchse text books for our schools in Mombasa, Kenya.Text books in schools are certainly something many of us took for granted when we were at school but for children in Kenya they can be a precious luxury.
Before GVI CT funds purchased theses books children could share 5-6 children per book or often only the teacher would have a text book. This made lessons incredibly inefficient as everything needed to be written in full on the board meaning lessons invariably took longer and it would become a real rush to cover the complete syllabus before the end of term.
Now the classrooms are stocked with beautiful fresh books and the benefits are already visible. There are now enough books for children to share 2-3 to a book or even one per child. With less time spent writing on and copying from the board more progress can be made in actually teaching the children.
Teachers and volunteers have time to cover subjects in detail and also find that there is time to provided extra care to children who are struggling and may be falling behind. In addition high flyers can now stand out and be encouraged to excel.
With increased attention and progress children seem to be noticeably more engaged which is being reflected in monthly test results which are slowly but surely creeping upwards.
To everyone who has supported the projects- Asante sana!
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