This year saw the completion of EBB’s cycle in Laikipia and continued support in Gilgil. The trainers received extra support from EBB colleagues specifically in the areas of Project-based Learning, Peer Observation & Feedback and Participatory Program Assessment. The new trainers then planned and delivered facilitator training sessions on facilitation skills, strategies for the various learner-centred methodologies and other mentoring skills to support and train colleagues at the school level throughout the rest of the year. We saw a total of 37 trainers and 66 facilitators trained in these programs this year.
Project sustainability and collaboration with other education programs in the area were discussed with various local stakeholders and authorities. This year saw the incorporation of EBB Kenya that will support all local EBB programs be sustainable through local funding and partnership initiatives. Laikipia has also forged a strong partnership with an environmental organisation to support experiential learning. Gilgil also benefits from stronger professional networks.
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 2013 program:
Stephen Mureithi (co-lead Gilgil)
Jane Mwangi (co-lead Gilgil)
Munga Wanguya (co-lead Laikipia)
Emily Mbugua (co-lead Laikipia)
More photos of this project can be seen here: Kenya 2013 Albums