By Sandra Thaxter - Students Did Not Fall Behind in Learning
KEEPING UP WITH LEARNING (100 students participating)
Secondary School Students (about 20 of them) self-organized curriculum materials, The appointed leaders laoid out the schedule and lesson materials for each learning session. When they needed assistance they requested to hire an outside teacher from one of the area schools to come and provde a few lessons on that area of need. Students learned that they can assist each other in learning. The bond and support network they created has very high value for their learning future.
KEEP LEARNING: The 5 - 8 students learnied under the supervision of our paid paid staff. They engaged not just in text book learning, but reading materials brought to the center and the Africa Story Book series which we installed on the laptops at the center, as well as provided some print copies. The teachers did other actiivities like beading, planting seeds, hair braiding and learning to do nails.
Children wrote stories about their experience of the Pandemic. We will publish a few of thesee on the GG site.
THE GIRLS CHILD: The women teachers gave special time to the adolsecent (girls, classes 7 and 8. We had NO PREGANCIES among the student participating in our programs.
SCHOLARS AND LEADERS RETURN TO SCHOOL: We are grateful to our student sponsors.
Our leaders and scholars have returned to school.
1 Student studying Video Production at Gretsa University
Two students preparing for the final Secondary School exams.
Three other students attending and performing well in their secondary school.
K-8 student have returned to the local schools: Namwesi, Kibeu, Butonge, Bukokholo Primary. All the schhols benefit from our programs which provide computer learning twoice a week, and mentoring and support tfor the GIrl Child.
EXPANDING OUR RESOURCES:
We have located, and received a contract to purchase a nearby a piece of land. This will allow us to expand our activities, as our rented speaces are too crowded and noisy the students say. The purchase will be completed in February. Landscaping plans will come as the first step.
We have an order in for new tablets. Thank all you dooors who contributed to making these purchases.
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