A student taking a Reading Fluency Assessment
It has been an amazing 5 months.
With 185 children in school getting an education, this is something to be proud about.
The children are getting 2 meals a day, 5 days a week in partnership with Caring for Kenyan Kids.
We are currently doing a literacy assessment to determine the level of literacy of the students. The assessment are two fold: one is to determine progress of students who have been at the school; the other is to determine lvele of literacy of new students who have recently joined.
This will help us determine how to proceed with them during our Reading Intervention Program
During the assessment I asked one of our students called Alex if he knows how to read. His response was almost disheartening. He said to me." I don't know how to read."
After the assessment I was elated- because though he had said he did not know how to read- Alex could read beyond what he thought and what I thought as well. You see he had come in 3 months previously- in February and did not know how to read at all.
Alex owes it to the teachers, and to you...that he can now begin to understand his lessons. And can read. His score was like this:-
He read 263 words; He had 33 errors. He took about 5 minutes. Ths may not be much but given where he was at the start of the term, this is great progress. Thanks to you partner.
Let's give more children the needed skills- move them from Basic literacy to functional literacy.
And because these children are in school, some have been able to develop their skills; On JUne 2nd will be the District Athetics Championships and two of our students will be competing.
June 1st, we had a local family and friends visit the school with learning resources- the event falling on the day Kenya celebrates self rule was dubbed "Freedom to Learn". The children received reading, writing, revision packs, food packs, sanitary towels and mentoring and counselling.
Thank you for making change happen.
Teacher Taking a student through the paces
Students receiving critical learning supplies
Student practicing for high jump
Keen Listening to a counselling session