Sharing ideas has steadily improved on girls’ training
No matter how great an idea is or how small it is, such ideas can greatly be improved on when share at a right place. At Kole Intellectual Forum’s Institute of Home Economics, the concept is a very vital instrument that is always used to bridge the gap between the slow learners and fast picking learners; and, the work of our girls have steadily improve at the same pace.
As you can see in the photos above and below, the students are conducting course sharing training among them purposely to enable them to improve on their learning skills in almost all the course units.
More importantly, the concept has greatly developed their:
Thoughts. In the sense that, in the process of sharing , these girls are able to get a new perception of idea from one another
Feedback. When your idea is good or not, it is true that you get immediate feedback from your friends there and then without further delays; and
It has also been one set of creating good relationship among them.
It all begun in 2018 that the world over through a number of donors felt they should start making the world look a better and happier place through Kole Intellectual Forum in Uganda.
As you can see from the faces of the recipients from the platform of GlobalGiving; standing around things procured by their women led organization above; you can see that: they are full of smile. That is the simplest way, they can express their gratitude to their donors, GlobalGiving and the intermediary organization; Kole Intellectual Forum through the donations they received from donors and endeavored to use it for the benefit to the beneficiaries.
Admiring comment is full in the words: with kind words to their donors they commented, Girls at the Institute of Kole Intellectual Forum and they were reportedly saying, “How dare can we be, not to receive the joy spread on to us today?” and the concluded by saying, that: We promise to do the same to others as you continue to support us during this giving season and beyond!
Although the percentage of women holding leadership positions both in Uganda and across the globe, education sector and business field has grown steadily in the past couple of decades; but many research conducted by very many authors still reveal that: they (the women) still lag far behind the percentage of such roles being held by men in different positions. To them, many women still face a difficult to climb and reach leadership status in their companies or whenever they are working, and once there, some may struggle to overcome the preconceptions of colleagues and staff or a desire to prove themselves through perfection.
Kole Intellectual Forum has in its training of empowering girls (the tomorrow’s women) that: to be effective as leaders, they are ensuring women must embrace their unique capabilities and strengths, as well as be willing to draw on the tools and resources that any leader needs from time to time; by building a critical muscle of assertiveness; whether natural or unnatural.
More importantly, Kole Intellectual through its course outline is paying more attention to all the opportunities surrounding women, instead of beating the old, tired drum of sexism and oppression. While putting aside the old stories of our past that are blocking most of our endeavors to empower the women but rather to concentrate brighter stories that highlight girls’ (women’s) greatest potential.
Every morning at Kole Institute of Home Economics, girls are encouraged and made to remind themselves that: they are good enough to do something to lead each other (capacity building); like the girl leading morning assembly and they always do it in turns every day as well as in the lecture rooms and practical sessions.
Coronavirus, an additional risk to Girl child's traditional Risks
Although corona virus is affecting almost everybody across the globe; with exceptional of none; girls among others are those are that are most affected than any other person because of the numbers of risks they are exposed to. With Corona virus alone, girls are either affected direct or indirectly.
This has been the situation of the girls at Kole Intellectual Forum; beginning with the 20 girls the Institution had first admitted to attend their program at their Institute of Home Economics in 2019, and they were supposed to report their Institute in March, 2020; unfortunately when the varius emerged and it was declared to be a very dangerous pandemic of the year; the schools including all global sectors were lockdown till September 2021 when the lock down to certain extent were relieved in Uganda. From that time only 10 girls out of 20 admitted, that is about 50% reported for the program at the institute and the balance of 50% dropped out.
In the same way, when the president of the country (Uganda) locked down the country for the second time; because of the fear of the second wave of the same pandemic; another 3 girls out of the 10 girls dropped out of the program because of mainly the effect of Corona virus; and right now we have 7 girls out of the 10 that had been under going our program.
However, come 2022, with expected fund supposed to be raise from 2021#GivingTuesday, @GlobalGiving, #Movemillion to the project page of Kole Intellectual Forum; we intend to construct an Institute of Home Economics; geared towards empowering more girls with more rights and role down to the entire community of Kole District.
Girls of Institute of Home Economics of Kole Intellectual Forum are backed to Classrooms
In line to the study conducted with the help of Hindawi in mid 2021; the report reveals that: COVID-19 has dramatically reshaped the way global education is delivered. Millions of learners were affected by educational institution closures due to the pandemic, which resulted in the largest online movement in the history of education. With this sudden shift away from classrooms in many parts of the globe, universities and higher intuitions of learning had to rapidly shift to virtual and digital strategies. Many, according to that study believe that the adoption of online distance learning will persist after pandemic. This is being the case too, in the education system in Uganda whereby the country is adopting hybrid system of education both the classrooms one as well as an online digital education system.
Like any other learning institution in Uganda, Kole Intellectual Forum whose its institute of Home Economics was directly affected by the closure or lockdown by he government due to the threats of COVID-19; and being an Institute that is advocating for skill training; the organization cannot mainly concentrate of digital system of education; but rather to choose on to the application classroom system of education. On the 10/11/2021, the students reported to the Institute and on the 15/11/2021 they have started normal classroom activities.
Thank you so much our supporters for your continuous support to Kole Intellectual Forum.
Various classroom activities
Individual commitment in classroom
Because of COVID-19, social distancing is observed
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