For the first time since the inception of the Healthy Learning programme, the Ministry of Education (MOE), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and VVOB organized a national workshop. This took place at Brackenhurst Conference Centre in Limuru from 19 to 22 September 2010.
The September 2010 number of the "Addenda to the AMEE Guides" of the Association for Medical Education (AMEE) carries an article on the study by Paul Ketele, Anouk Jacobs, Norbert Boruett and Anselme Derese on PerSIST.
Healthy Learning school hosts high-profile national event to mark World Day to Combat Desertification
Eor Ekule Primary School, one of five Healthy Learning schools in Narok North district in Kenya, was the venue for this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification celebrations marked on June 17th every year.
Water is life, so goes the saying. Yet this resource is quite scarce and its impact far-reaching.
In June 2010, seven members of the Kenyan Ministry of Education visit Belgium and the Netherlands. The study visit takes place in the framework of the MOE-VVOB ICT Integration in Education Programme in collaboration with the KESSP ICT Investment Programme.
The Skillslab project started in July 2000 with a pilot at the Nairobi Medical Training College. In 2004, we secured funding to expand the methodology to 18 upcountry Medical Training Colleges.
“If all goes well, our watermelons will be harvested in 145 days,” says Mr. Ernest Tobiko, head teacher of Nturumeti Primary School.
The Ministry of Education in partnership with VVOB, ICWE Africa, the Kenya ICT Trust Fund, Microsoft, UNESCO, Smoothel and NComputing hosted the Regional Education Conference on e-Learning on the 29th to 31st March at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) grounds, Nairobi, Kenya.
Ms. Grace Mwaura, Healthy Learning Intern has been appointed to serve in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Council until the end of the Council’s term in 2012.
She is actively involved in the Healthy Learning programme where she provides input to Healthy Learning schools on various environmental concerns affecting them.
Healthy Learning programme officers together with the Ministry of Education's School Health, Nutrition and Meals unit officers undertook a learning visit to Nyanza Province between the 17th and 19th February 2010.
23 – 27 November marked the 3rd Healthy Learning District Progress Workshop at Lysak conference facility in Machakos District. This workshop was a unique combination of ICT training and the Healthy Learning activities. A total of 35 participants attended the workshop: 24 officers from 8 districts and 9 officials from VVOB and Ministry of Education.
The Healthy Learning team visited 4 model schools in Machakos district. Accompanying the team were Educational Officers from 8 districts. The one day visit revealed that the schools have fully embraced and implemented their projects despite the persistent drought that has affected the district.
The 23rd and 24th of November 2009 marked the training of education officers from 8 arid and semi arid districts to equip them with ICT skills at a Healthy Learning training workshop held at Lysak Hotel in Machakos District.
VVOB has been acknowledged as a major player in the implementation of the Kenya Ministry of Education’s ICT Integration strategy.
The Healthy Learning programme team held five training workshops for eight districts between the 14th and 29th September 2009.
The Healthy Learning team held a successful monitoring and advice mission of two districts between 27th and 31st July 2009. This visit comes just a month after the Narok North district monitoring visit conducted between 22nd and 25th June 2009.
Matolo Musyimi, the leading pupil...
Leadership does not depend on age. So goes an old Namibian Proverb. Matolo Musyimi is a leader in his own right. The 14 year old pupil at Kathiani Primary school in Machakos district is excelling in Healthy Learning and so is his school.
The implementation of Healthy Learning programme projects in five model schools in Narok North district kicked off well in spite of a few challenges. This is according to the VVOB Healthy Learning team that was on a monitoring mission from the 22rd-25th June 2009.
Nairobi, 29 May 2009.
Hon (Dr) Oburu Odinga, Assistant Minister of Finance and Mrs Lut Laenen, VVOB Country Programme Manager in Kenya, signed the Grant Financing Agreement for the collaboration programme "ICT Integration and Healthy Learning for quality education through support of the Kenya Education Sector Support Programme".
MOE-VVOB Healthy Learning Programme held a successful one day stakeholder seminar on Water Harvesting and Management for schools.
The workshop brings together 25 officers from the Ministry of Education (MOE) in the 5 model districts, selected NGOs and other line ministries involved in the Healthy Learning programme. The workshop aims to:
- Guide District Officers on the programme’s monitoring framework
- Share lessons and experiences from the model districts.
The Dutch government through the Nuffic is supporting three zones in Tanzania in improving the training of midlevel healthcare workers. The intervention consists of introduction of Skillslab training, initiation of problem based learning and strenghtening of management generally and quality assurance measures in particular.