February 2024 |

Ngeya Primary School Training

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Ubuntu Life Foundation hosted a training session for 13 teachers at Ngeya Primary School on January 30, 2024. The purpose was to educate teachers about learning difficulties and provide solutions. The training focused on dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia, and the interventions aimed to ignite teachers' creativity. The session helped teachers understand their students better and changed their attitudes towards teaching. Ubuntu is dedicated to empowering teachers across the region and continent to bring positive change to education.



We are thrilled to share with you the success of our recent event held on January 30, 2024. Ubuntu Life Foundation, in collaboration with Ngeya Primary School, hosted a training session for 13 dedicated teachers who serve a population of 400 students in the foundational classes (Playgroup to Grade 3).

The purpose of this invigorating event was twofold. Firstly, we aimed to educate teachers about Learning Difficulties, shedding light on the challenges that affect their classrooms. As the wise saying goes, "A disease once known is half cured." By raising awareness, we believe we can empower educators to address these difficulties effectively.

Secondly, our intention was not just to present a problem, but also to provide plausible solutions to these challenges. We firmly believe that when teachers receive the necessary guidance and support, it has a ripple effect on their students and, consequently, on future generations. Our commitment to holistic education drives us to extend our reach beyond our own walls, fostering an inclusive environment that caters to learners with diverse needs. We envision a transformation in education throughout the country.

During the training session, we focused on the most common areas of learning difficulty: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia. Our dedicated team shared valuable insights and interventions for each of these challenges. While the interventions provided were not exhaustive, they served as catalysts for the creativity and resourcefulness that already exist within our teachers. They highlighted the exceptional dedication of those who go above and beyond to ensure the success of their learners.

The training included breaks that involved subtle interactions with the facility and the learners. These interactions sparked various reactions and raised questions about our work with seemingly "normal" learners. Through this engagement, participants came to realize that learning disabilities are often hidden and not evident in mannerisms or physical appearances.

The observations made before and after the training were truly eye-opening. Prior to the session, many teachers were unaware of learning difficulties and the challenges they posed. They expressed frustration and helplessness in understanding and addressing their students' struggles. However, after the training, a visible sense of relief was observed. Teachers gained a deeper understanding of their learners, enabling them to identify specific challenges and provide appropriate solutions. They left the session equipped with strategies to support their students effectively. Moreover, teachers expressed remorse for their previous assumptions about student defiance, naughtiness, and intellectual limitations.

We are delighted to report that the impact of this training has already been felt within the teaching community. The headteacher shared feedback indicating positive changes in teachers' attitudes towards both teaching and their learners. We firmly believe that empowering teachers with knowledge and skills is the key to alleviating frustration and creating positive change in education.

Ubuntu Life Foundation remains fully committed to empowering teachers not only in the region but also across the continent. We firmly believe that their empowerment will bring a ray of light to this great continent of ours.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the Ubuntu vision. Together, we can create a brighter future.

With warm regards,

Ubuntu Life Foundation



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