Home teaching resources – prepared and personally delivered by teachers to our pupils in the Namatala slum during Covid lockdown – are allowing our students to continue their education.
In Uganda there are some TV and radio based home-learning resources, but, of course, most slum residents cannot afford TV or radio. This has left most slum children with no choice but to simply wait for the time when schools can re-open.
But for more than a year, CoH teachers have got stuck in and are resolving the problem for their pupils by developing study materials and then supplied them personally.
The way they do it is to accompany the Family Support Team on their visits to monitor the social welfare of the children and their families. It enables our teachers to identify the learning needs of most of the children. And random sampling exercises are showing if children still remember what they have been studying, while highlighting areas of learning where children are lagging behind.
See our short video below where our Junior school headteacher Juliet explains the process.