Caption during meeting with Brazil friends
Foundation for Inclusive Community Help (FICH’s) education program which is the "LEAD (Leadership, Education, Access and Discovery)" in 2019 has been a great success with your generous support. Here are the highlights of activities and achievements. At a later date, you will have full access to annual report for detailed information.
In the LEAD approach, FICH conduct mentoring sessions to program participants on topics that covers Leadership, self-awareness, and Business and entrepreneurship to promote 21st century essential skills demanded by the employers. For this year, learners are able to demonstrate great improvement in these soft skills development such as public speaking where 32 of program participants are now students’ leaders in their respective schools and communities, At least 60 program participants are supporting their peers in developing emotional intelligence, participating in debate which helps adolescence to articulate and analyze issues critically.
We had role model chats where learners in schools interacted with successful women to help them build confidence and encourage to succeed in life despite the challenges in accessing equitable education for girls. All roles models are selected from community with similar background of the learners.
Teachers’ Development: Teachers who are directed involves with the program are engaged three times a year based on academic term to equip them with the topics, provide them with materials needed for the term and remind them about their roles and responsibilities. The FICH program team observed and provided feedback to teachers on areas performed well as well as areas to be improved during facilitating the sessions with learners. The feedback has helped these teachers to developed their careers.
Termly competitions: As a way to assess the girls on topics covered during the term, FICH holds competition to assess the program contents, learner’s competency and relevancy of the topics delivered. In 2019, FICH held three competitions on public speaking in term one under the theme of Leadership, writing competition in term two on Self-awareness and term three was business pitch competition. As an example in term two, girls’ competition theme was “writing to express yourself”. The judging criteria was based on specific areas such as focus, organization, description and wording in the essay. This is to check whether the learners are aware of themselves and their emotions, keep track of events of their life and how they perceive the challenges they go through.
We’re also glad to let you know that, the LEAD program has attracted attention of different stakeholders and partners, and as result FICH has built partnership with similar organization in Brazil to promote girl’s education using social emotional learning and sports. Program participants are now meeting their peers in Brazil through online vital meeting on zoom and skype platforms to discuss mutual topics of interest around soft skills.
Please, encourage your friends and family to support us here https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/restore-hope-support-educate-a-girl-in-uganda/ so that we can continue helping marginalised girls affected by 20 year conflict in Northern Uganda. All recurring donations to our project by December 31, 2019 will be matched 100% by GlobalGiving.
Thank you and Happy Holidays from all of us at FICH!
Business pitch competition
Termly event_Judges observing