Receive greetings from PV team and the project beneficiaries. We are happy to inform you that with your support, PV is contributing towards the achievement of the UN’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number two, which is to “Achieve universal primary education. We have created a partnership of friends ready to actively participate and support our projects with donations and build people-centered participatory development.
With the $506.21 donations received during the quarter, we;
• Purchased school kits and classroom essentials for 15 children.
• Paid tuition fee for 2 students in Ruaraka
• Facilitated 2 volunteer teachers and 1 mentor for the 3 informal partner schools
The volunteer teachers and mentor were engaged in the 3 partner schools with the aim of teaching and guiding students towards improved academic standards and constructive life. Teaching program took place every day from Monday to Friday and the mentorship program placed volunteer mentor once a week to hold sessions on different topics every week.
Because of your support, students in Ruaraka informal schools received a better education. All 3 schools that your funds have helped provide extra teachers reported that the volunteer teachers are working hard and easing the workload. A few teachers have said that the support given by Progressive Volunteers and driven by you has motivated the staff and students.
We salute you for being part of this noble education initiative and we hope you remain involved with us and committed to our cause.
We celebrate our volunteer teachers and mentors who bridged the learning gap during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ruaraka Community. We have witnessed improved performance by students who sat for the 2020/2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and going by the results posted by the various partner schools and individual students supported by the programme, we are happy that our efforts are not in vain. We are truly changing and improving lives! 68 candidates benefitted from our program during the period and here is a summary of how they performed. 6 students scored between 400-500 marks, 17 scored between 350-399 marks, 22 scored between 300-349 and 23 scored below 300 marks. All of them are proceeding to secondary school scheduled to start in July 2021.
Our volunteers will continue to play a key role in the community to ensure that assignments and learning resources are given to the students we are supporting in our program. With the return to in person learning of all schools, the organization and through a team of dedicated volunteers will directly provide free teaching assistance and support to underprivileged students through mentorship, and organising extra-curricular activities. It is envisioned that more students from the 7 partner schools will indirectly benefit from the project and complete schooling with a high level of literacy and core skills, enabling them to succeed in life.
Kenya has officially set January 4, 2021 as a date for in person learning of all schools. Schools were closed indefinitely in March 2020 due to Covid-19. In October, the Kenyan government had allowed phased reopening with students of Grade 4, Standard 8 (primary school finalists) and Form 4 (secondary school finalists) reporting back to school.
The organization continued to bridge the learning gap brought by the COVID-19 pandemic in Ruaraka Community by engaging the services of the volunteer teachers and mentors to carry out home schooling. Our volunteers have continued to play key role in the community to ensure that assignments and learning resources are given to the students we are supporting in our program. This arrangement has benefitted 172 candidates during the Covid-19 restriction period.
With the return to in person learning of all schools, the organization has identified 24 beneficiaries from 7 schools who will receive educational materials and tuition fee. The organization with the available resources and through a team of dedicated volunteers will directly provide free teaching assistance and support these 24 underprivileged students through mentorship, and organising extra-curricular activities. It is envisioned that more students from the 7 schools will indirectly benefit from the project and complete schooling with a high level of literacy and core skills, enabling them to succeed in life.
The organization has continued to bridge the learning gap brought by the COVID-19 pandemic in Ruaraka Community by engaging the services of the volunteer teachers and mentors who walk door to door checking on students’ home learning arrangement. Kenyan government have encouraged home learning for students especially for the KCPE and KCSE candidates. This has left many parents resorting to organised tuitions for their children while they are juggling between providing the basic needs and learning resources.Our volunteers have continued to play key role in the community to ensure that assignments and learning resources are given to the students we are supporting in our program.
In Ruaraka, Elizabeth, is working around the clock to assist primary and secondary students amid COVID-19 crisis. Elizabeth is part of a team of dedicated volunteer teachers/mentors working tirelessly to teach and mentor young girls on how to keep safe from the sex predators in the community and to focus of completing education. This arrangement has benefitted 100 girls and we aim to reach 200 more by the end of quarter.
The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has affected learning all over the world. In Kenya, on 15th March 2020, the President ordered that learning in all educational institutions be suspended with immediate effect. Consequently, all learners remain at home until further notice. To ensure that learners are kept active while education institutions are closed, some measures have been put in place. A remarkable step by Kenya’s ministry of Education is the use of an institutional resource, EDU Channel to reach out to ECDE, primary and secondary education learners. The resource is well developed, and if learners avail the opportunity, it will engage them while schools remain shut down. There is a schedule of radio broadcasting of education programmes (9.10 am – 4.50 pm), Mon-Friday, with one slot for news on ECD Education at 4.30-4.50 pm.
The burden on parents and caregivers has emerged as a challenge. Distance and home learning invariably places a heavy burden on parents and caregivers, with many struggling to support children in their new learning environment, often juggling between supervision, their own work and house chores. The organization has tried to bridge the gap in Ruaraka Community by engaging the services of the volunteer teachers and mentors who walk door to door checking on this years KCPE and KCSE candidates' assignments and supporting them with reading materials. This arrangement has benefitted 68 candidates and we aim to reach 200 students by end of the lockdown period in Kenya.
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