VVOB Kenya programmes strengthened
VVOB Kenya programmes of Healthy Learning, ICT Integration in Education and School Links have received a boost following the arrival of 2 interns from Belgium.
Nymfe Berbe and Jasper D’Huyvetter are in Kenya for a period of 3 months (February – May 2011) supporting different programmes.
“I am working at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA), a training center for primary and secondary teachers in science and mathematics. I will be integrating ICT in workshops at CEMASTEA, so that ICT programs may be used in the classroom” says Jasper.
Back in Belgium, Jasper is undertaking a professional bachelor in education with a specialty in secondary teaching courses of history and economics at University College Ghent. In Kenya, he will also provide support in the development of a portal with teaching content for teachers.
On the other hand, Nymfe Berbe is supporting the School Links and Healthy Learning programmes. With a background in primary school teacher training, Nymfe is excited to get into the schools.
“I will be teaching at IIparakuo, a small masai school in Magadi where I hope to create a mutual sharing of information on the best teaching method. My understanding is that Kenyan schools are inexperienced at creating active, motivating lessons. This will be my task” says Nymfe.
She will further support schools under the school links programme in the hope of creating a "link" between different teaching methods.
Back in Belgium, Nymfe and Jasper are both in their final year of teacher training.
“I am excited to be here and have enjoyed the work environment and the Kenyan people very much, I hope this feeling will endure” remarks Jasper.