Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi

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Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi
Educate and Nourish 50 Students in Rural Malawi

Project Report | Mar 14, 2017
Tutoring: Study Cycles and Science Experiments!

By Carly Anderson | EKARI Foundation Volunteer

Students conduct a science experiment.
Students conduct a science experiment.

EKARI Foundation students have been busy the last few months, so we wanted to send an update on the most recent tutoring session that your donation has helped to make possible. You might remember that a few months ago, EKARI Foundation purchased new lab equipment for students to be able to conduct physical science and biology experiments. Not only can EKARI beneficiaries now test hypotheses safely, but they can operate equipment that opens their minds to technical work that is a needed skill in the job market. Additionally, the students worked in groups, which they enjoyed.

EKARI’s In-Country Director Elias described the small group practical work in detail. He said that during tutoring time learners are put in small groups to discuss a certain problem and then find a solution. When they go back in class they present their findings in front of the entire class. Finally, they come up with a better solution together with the teacher.

These small teams are what we call study cycles: formation of small groups where students can discuss about past examination questions in order to make everyone benefit from the right answer to the question and best approach to it. Innocent, a student at Phalombe Secondary School told us that “study circles help us to bring different perspectives to class, and better inform how we understand a topic more effectively than other teaching methods.” Additionally, because there is a serious lack of proper materials for students at school, they could not previously see these experiments in action. Linda, another Phalombe student, said that the "discussions helped me to learn arrange of skills, improved my motivation, and drive my learning."

The group sessions were also open to other students in the community beyond EKARI beneficiaries, including 55 seniors who joined to prepare for the upcoming senior exam. The exam is the sole factor that determines if they get accepted into college. The last update we have for you is that in light of student feedback, we are currently considering adding Geography as another subject to our tutoring sessions because it has now been added as a required subject in many schools.

As always, we truly appreciate your support for EKARI Foundation’s Tutoring Program.

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Students conduct a science experiment.
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EKARI Foundation

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
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Carly Anderson
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Carly Anderson
Seattle , WA United States

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