We have just completed a LONG seven days of training 350 ‘Speed School’ teachers, along with their supervisors, mentors and community volunteers. The Speed School programme is funded by Geneva Global and organised as remedial/catch-up lessons for children out of school – the idea is to teach three years of education in one year so children can quickly catch-up and enter grade 4 (P4) after one year.
The most challenging part of the experience was teaching group work using resources to 100 teachers in the dining room (not the best environment for explaining and modelling group work, but we managed!). The second biggest challenge was packing all our resources into two bags to fit on one boda back to the office – and we also managed that!
Now we rest: a week-long break for us and all our staff!