The Team

The Team

April 2011

In mid-April, Nolwazi and Gugu (see photographs below) joined the team of education tutors working in the two schools we work alongside in Amaoti. This team now consists of four ladies – Kholiswa, Ntombi, Nolwazi and Gugu.lp-apr-11After an initial orientation, Nolwazi and Gugu were immersed into the classroom context, observing lessons and learning teaching techniques from Kholiswa, Ntombi and Rachel. Rachel spent a lot of time with them during their first week and by the end of the week they were taking parts of the lesson. Now there are two additional education tutors we will be able to improve the quality of the teaching. In the one school where the Grade 2 class (ages 7 – 8 ) consists of 80 children and the Grade 3 class (ages 8 – 9) consists of 74 children, we will be able to work with children who are struggling in the large class context by withdrawing them and teaching them in a small group, ensuring their individual learning needs are met. We hope that by withdrawing children who are struggling, as well as continuing to teach the whole class, the quality of what we are aiming to do will improve and all of the children will make the progress needed in order to be able to read and write in English. Furthermore with this increase in capacity we will be able to work alongside a third school in Amaoti. The school has already identified low levels of literacy as an issue and would like us to work alongside them. Rachel plans to meet with the deputy principal early May to discuss which children they have identified and how best we can work together.


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