Education  Kenya Project #27212

Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children

by Little Rock Inclusive ECD Centre
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Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children
Provide Early-Childhood Care to 250 Children

LIttle Rock Inclusive early childhood development centre which provides early childhood education to over 400 vulnerable children and children with disablility.

we give them nutritional care,

co - curriculum activities (football, music,Bible club, Jumprope and clubs)

Income generating activities

Mentorship for Little Rock graduate.

After school program

 Today,the centre has already provided education to over 1,264 children who attend fom Monday to Saturday.Among them are 160 special needs children e.g cerebral palsy, hering impaired and down syndrome.over 400 children attend the inclusive ECD PROGRAM, 694 HAVE TRANSITIONED TO PRIMARY SCHOOL AND 130 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS admitted in national and government high schools  THe chilodren are taught and trained by 27 qualified early childhood /P1 teachers,29 caregiivers, 3 adminstration staff.


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Joshua  ( Hearing Impaired)
Joshua ( Hearing Impaired)

LOVE CLASS ( Hearing Impaired  Class)

NAME:  Joshua

RESIDENCE:  Kibera

DATE OF BIRTH:  10TH December, 2012

AGE:   5 YEARS

GENDER:  Male

 

INTRODUCTION:

Joshua is a young short and active deaf boy. He lives in Kibera Kianda he lives with his mother who is a single mum due to separation; she works in a hotel to sustain her family. Joshua has always been in and out of school for several times. The little boy loves school so much and he enjoys learning.

BACKGROUND:

He cried a lot when he was brought to school. He was fearful and withdrawn. He always refused to  

Co-operate with the teachers. Joshua could feed himself and recognize number 1-5 and sound a-z. He was able to  write both numbers and sounds well.

INTERVENTION:

Apart from the hostile, cruel harsh family background that Joshua comes from at home.

As Joshua’s teachers in his class we decided to give him a shoulder of love to lean on. We offered emotional support and provided him with small gifts in class to motivate him to love learning. Hence the crying stopped.

Other times I would call him alone and give him personal attention this made him draw close to me. This drew his attention in learning and he began been interactive with the teaching aids to lead others in learning sounds and numbers on the chart. The whole class could clap for him through signing this made him to be courageous and friendly not withdrawn anymore.

CONCLUSION:

Joshua has now changed he does not cry anymore, he has improved in his social skills; He can now play with his peers he can read and write/ sign.

He can now interact with the teachers without fear.

He can sign sound a-z without much assistance.

He is always in a jovial mood. He loves playing with other children

 

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Special Needs Learner at the National Museum Day
Special Needs Learner at the National Museum Day

REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL - JUNE :

Introduction

The new term began on 3rd May, 2018 for the 442 students. 

NEW CURRICULUM

With the introduction of the new curriculum 3 teachers and the were able to attend a training facilitated by Kenya Primary Private Schools on the usage of the new books in the market which will support in the facilitation of the new curriculum. The teachers are now more knowledgable on the usage of the new curriculum/books. 

High Scholars

These are high school leavers who are sponsored by Little Rock, at the completion of their high schooling they give back to Little Rock as they await to go to college and the university, this year we have 8 of them supporting teachers in their classes as assistant teachers.

Volunteers/Interns: We have 8 volunteers/interns from different Colleges/Organizations and High School leavers who have come to Little Rock to support and assist the children, as a community service venture.

They have been assisting the teachers in their classes; they take them out for sports and give support in the kitchen either by cooking or cleaning up.

16 Children with disability Little Rock attended the National Museums day for persons with Disability.

TRAININGS

1.Care givers and Nannies Training

Which was attended by 30 Parents of the Special Needs Children and cleaners from Little Rock. The topic was on Behaviour Management for the special Child 

2. One of our teachers was able to attend a Music training in preparation of the Kenya National Music Festival.

3. 15 Pre-School children attended a Cub scouts training where they earned badges and certificates.

4. 24 Teachers attended a training on how to Build a Positive Relationship between the teacher and the child.

CHALLENGE

The major challenge we have is high demand of enrollment of children with special needs these means we need more resources to enable us to employ more teachers, buy more learning materials and to have more buildings. 

 
 
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A special needs child participating in class
A special needs child participating in class

 

REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY - FEBRUARY:

Introduction

The new term began on 8th January, 2018 for the 332 old students. The new students opened on 10th January, 2018 with 110 new students joining new classes. We were able to introduce grade one in our school as a government requirement that all ECD CENTRES need to cater for age 0-8 years.

NEW CURRICULUM

With the introduction of the new curriculum teachers were able to attend 3 major trainings in preparation of the new curriculum; the first one was an outline introduction of the new curriculum to the Directors of private schools. The second training was organized by the Director of a private school we partner with; they had hired trainers to take their teachers through the new curriculum. The third training was organized by the sub county government to facilitate teachers in the new curriculum 2 of our teachers were able to attend this training. Recently we organized training in our school where we had 19 teachers in attendance. With all these trainings most of our teachers are knowledgeable on how to implement the new curriculum.

High Scholars

These are high school leavers who are sponsored by Little Rock, at the completion of their high schooling they give back to Little Rock as they await to go to college and the university, this year we have 8 of them supporting teachers in their classes as assistant teachers.

Volunteers

We have 15 volunteers from different Colleges, Universities and High School leavers who come to Little Rock every ones a week to support and assist the children, as a community service venture.

They support the children by assisting the teachers in the classes; they take them out for sports and in the kitchen either by cooking or cleaning up.

Special Education Professionals Training

Six teachers attended a training organized by special needs professionals to enable them work together with children with special needs.

 

Little Rock Children enjoying a sip of juice at the safaricom jazz

CHALLENGE

The major challenge we have is high demand of enrollment of children with special needs these means we need more resources to enable us to employ more teachers and to buy learning materials.

 

 

 

REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY - FEBRUARY:

Introduction

The new term began on 8th January, 2018 for the 332 old students. The new students opened on 10th January, 2018 with 110 new students joining new classes. We were able to introduce grade one in our school as a government requirement that all ECD CENTRES need to cater for age 0-8 years.

NEW CURRICULUM

With the introduction of the new curriculum teachers were able to attend 3 major trainings in preparation of the new curriculum; the first one was an outline introduction of the new curriculum to the Directors of private schools. The second training was organized by the Director of a private school we partner with; they had hired trainers to take their teachers through the new curriculum. The third training was organized by the sub county government to facilitate teachers in the new curriculum 2 of our teachers were able to attend this training. Recently we organized training in our school where we had 19 teachers in attendance. With all these trainings most of our teachers are knowledgeable on how to implement the new curriculum.

High Scholars

These are high school leavers who are sponsored by Little Rock, at the completion of their high schooling they give back to Little Rock as they await to go to college and the university, this year we have 8 of them supporting teachers in their classes as assistant teachers.

Volunteers

We have 15 volunteers from different Colleges, Universities and High School leavers who come to Little Rock every ones a week to support and assist the children, as a community service venture.

They support the children by assisting the teachers in the classes; they take them out for sports and in the kitchen either by cooking or cleaning up.

Special Education Professionals Training

Six teachers attended a training organized by special needs professionals to enable them work together with children with special needs.

 

Little Rock Children enjoying a sip of juice at the safaricom jazz

CHALLENGE

The major challenge we have is high demand of enrollment of children with special needs these means we need more resources to enable us to employ more teachers and to buy learning materials.

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TERM 3 REPORT 2017

This term began on Wednesday 5thSeptember, 2017. During the first week almost all our teachers reported back to work except two who were on maternity leave. We were able to admit eight children amongst them 3 were children with special needs and 5 children without disability in different class age groups.  

As usual learning kicked off on the second week and teachers were ready with their work plans. Being the last and the shortest term/semester of the year we had no time to waste. Towards the end of September we were invited to KTN Home studio for live morning show. Our children had several presentations to perfom namely; drumming, singing game, ballet and poem from children with hearing Impaired and it was a good experience.

In relation to oral hygiene we had visitors from Spur Africa in conjunction with Colgate who instructed4 children on how to brush their teeth and they donated tooth brushes and toothpaste for all the children.

16 children dropped out of school due to sickness, family issues such as getting fatigued of dropping and picking special needs children, Most parents are casual workers and when they have no work they relocate to upcountry.

One of our staff attended training at Paulo’s home on the topic classroom management and behavior modification for the children with disability.

We had our Pastoral Program Instruction lessons as usual every Tuesday and the children were divided into two age groups, motivated them to learn the word of God at their level. In addition 38 special needs children attended Hydrotherapy lessons every Wednesday. This helped the children develop fine and gross motor skills, and mobility skills.

Learning went on as usual and we made sure children had covered the syllabus before the end of term. At the end of October we did our end of term assessment and the general performance was good. Most children had developed good reading skills. 

On the 24th of October, we culminated with the graduation of 68 children amongst were three children with special needs who will transition to primary public schools in January 2018. On this day we had musical concert presentations from different age groups.

  Achievements

-         Better performance in the children noted in all the classes.

-         A lot of progress shown among the children with special needs especially in life skills and academic due to therapy sessions.

-         Increased number of parents who attended counseling sessions compared to other school terms/semesters.

-          Health improvement amongst the children   who were malnourished.

-         The teaching staff had a Monitoring and evaluation session at the end of the school learning term/semester.

Challenges   

Absentisms– Due to sickness, domestic issues we have several children not attending school for several weeks making them lag behind in class work and the special need children regress due to inconsistence therapy.

School drop out – The number of pupils dropping out of school was higher as compared to other school learning terms/semesters by 2%

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Little Rock Inclusive ECD Centre

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Little Rock Inclusive ECD Centre
Lily  Oyare
Project Leader:
Lily Oyare
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

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