This year saw the completion of EBB’s cycle in this region. The trainers planned and delivered facilitator training and received working sessions on peer observation and feedback and peace building strategies along with the facilitator trainees. Two weeks later, trainers and facilitators planned and facilitated teacher workshops without international intervention. EBB mentors Skyped in and took part in debrief sessions.
Project sustainability and collaboration with other education programs in the area were discussed with various local stakeholders and authorities. Gilgil now benefits from stronger professional networks, 12 experienced trainers, 10 additional facilitators available to deliver workshops (or otherwise support their peers), and 84 more teachers newly trained in designing and delivering learner-centered lessons in their classrooms.
Since we started here in 2008, we have seen disillusioned teachers become articulate trainers/facilitators and leaders in their community. We have witnessed a growing confidence and exciting collegial debates with authorities regarding educational reform. More importantly, we have observed highly positive and exciting learning environments led by teachers with a renewed motivation.
A huge THANK YOU to our team who volunteered for the 2012 project:
Stephen Mureithi (co-lead)
More photos of this project can be seen here: Gilgil 2012