No sooner have we announced the launch of our new project in Kyaka II refugee camp, Uganda, and the videos and photos of training and preparation are already flooding in from our partners.
Groups of Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers have enjoyed training on outdoor games and activities (see above) and how to create resources out of sustainable materials to brighten up their classrooms, making learning more fun. From papermache bowls to cut-out shapes and colourful charts, they have created roomfuls of exciting resources ready for the children.
All these teachers are refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and are being given training by an ECD expert, in order to improve the quality of learning for the youngest refugees in the Kyaka II camp.
Their excellent levels of progress were confirmed when we had a visit from a UNHCR representative, who is responsible for child protection in Kyaka II (see image above). She looked over the activities, spoke with team members and teachers, sharing at the end the day that she had “never been so amazed during a monitoring visit like today, the approach being used is very sustainable”.
We’re excited to see the project taking shape so quickly and also happy to see how much the teachers are enjoying their training. From the look of the footage, they love the outdoor games and songs just as much as the children will.