In an effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our community, we have distributed food to our students’ households in surrounding villages at least once per month since March, reaching 408 families with these distributions. During these initial distributions, we also carried out a COVID-19 education session with our families, discussinghow COVID-19 spreads and how to best prevent transmission.
This summer, we provided academic support to 320 primary seven children from 10 schools in our sub-county through the production and distribution of academic enrichment materials two times per month.
Since June, 15 SOUP teachers have been carrying out daily home school lessons for small groups of children in the community, reaching 389 students each week in a safe, socially distant environment and holding classes outside when possible.
Over the past few months, our team has created an ALP handbook with input and guidance from educational experts across Uganda and the United States. This handbook will be a useful reference guide for teachers of all levels to implement active learning in their classrooms after they have completed training with our ALP team.
This month, our team hosted a dialogue session at a local teacher training college were the ALP is implemented. We discussed the impact of COVID-19 on education and teacher training, and discussed how active learning can be applied successfully in this new learning environment.
COVID-19 teacher training