Over the past few years we’ve been working closely with St Columb’s College, Derry. Our partnership with the school means we can work with teachers and pupils to explore global justice issues, and we benefit from the support the school offers us when it comes to fundraising and generating income for our programmes.
After a visit to Makka Primary School during the 2016 Culture Trip we were provided with this report for the from the principal about the pre-primary education programme.
Makka Primary School Report
A short report of the project Children in Crossfire for the baby class and pre-primary at Makaa Primary School. From the year 2012.
The project started from the year 2012 purposely to help the baby class. All operations were conducted by Maarifa Ni Unfunguo aimed to:
- Build capacity of the teacher
- Maarifa Ni Unfunguo created a space to improve the ability of the teacher to improvise teaching and learning materials for a conducive learning environment
We were also provided with materials such as:
- Tables and Chairs
The project has created education and built awareness for the parents to send their children to baby class. It has also helped to build a partnership between parents and teachers in such a way that the parents bring materials for teaching and learning that can be used for play and improvisation.
The project funded some women’s microfinance groups and others where by some percentage of the money raised was sent to the baby class teacher to support her, as sometimes parents delay to contribute.
The project has also provided education to the head teacher and school board about the need for a baby class and pre-primary class.
For all these benefits we really appreciate your support and are still in need of your support as we also face challenges as toilets for the kids are far away from the primary school children.