Tuesday, August 4, 2009


A group of facilitators,Jenny Koons, Annie Folie,Yohanna Briscoe, Sara Wolkowitz, together with the Litworld Executive Director Pam Allyn arrived at Red-Rose Children's Centre, a school in the heart of Kibera slum in aid of vulnerable children mostly orphaned by HIV/AIDS to facilitate a teacher training program to the knowledge-thirst teachers from schools in Kibera. The six day training was a big success because it ended up benefittting teachers not only from around Nairobi but also other parts of the country. The very enthusiastic facilitators did not only teach reading and writing skills but also addressed challenges faced by the teacher as a role model in a poverty stricken society. They left Kenyan teachers yearning for more, for their skills and ideas are rare to find in any Kenyan teacher training institution.


Edurosado said...

I am a third grade teacher the U.S. (Chicago, Il) and am looking for third grade pen pals in Kenya. I work at George B. Armstrong School of International Studies and we are currently focusing on learning about Kenya. I would love for my students to experience, first hand, a friendship with someone from another country-- mainly Kenya. I would like for my students to discover that there are similarities and differences that make each culture unique and special. If you feel that you would benefit from a pen pal from Chicago, IL I would love to hear from you. I have 30 students that come from India, Mexico, Europe, China, and the U.S. If you might benefit from this type of learning experience, I'd love to hear from you!

japheth Ochieng said...

Dear Edurosado,
We will be most glad to have a pen pal connection with your school.We already have realebooks online that can be a good introduction to your students about life in Kibera --www.childrenofkibera.org/projects . Kindly get in touch with me jeff@childrenofkibera.org then we can get to share more in detail about our students. Thank you.