The following is a post from Svetlana Tarassova – Whizz Education.
Dear iMlango followers!
iMlango teams have been busy planting!
As you can see the project is in its full roll out phase. After the successful completion of ‘Training of the Trainer’ courses, our Trainers, who are full time practicing iMlango teachers in participating schools, are now busy transferring to other teachers their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and most importantly passion to make the difference. “I want to become the best iMlango champion in Kenya” – is the phrase we so happily receive as feedback. The sceptic inside you may exclaim: “Oh, those are just empty words. I’ve heard them so many times but never seen anything happen”. Well, you are in for the surprise of a lifetime. The iMlango programme, supported by DFID, is where a professionally thought through process, based on vast experience and knowledge of running successful implementations comes into play.
Remember “judgment by the seeds you plant”? iMlango trainers and teachers are empowered with technology, knowledge and tools to make a difference. The ability to facilitate individualised learning for each of their pupils through scheduling, monitoring and acting upon live accurate data allows progress. True professionalism from each of our teachers, who are vigorously supported by their head teachers, will find ways to overcome challenges. During the training the ethos was formed that if you meet an obstacle you go left, right, over and under it. They are on their way to succeed in never closing that door to the House of Knowledge, in ensuring that technology enables learning and that each child is given an opportunity to learn according to his/her individual ability and need.
Before we can harvest, we still need to grow. We need to foster with love, care and determination. iMlango teams are on the ground, they are in the classrooms, in the labs as well as in the offices around the world supporting this programme, each step of the way. There is a lot of work ahead of us, but together we will make a difference in the classrooms and provide a better education for Kenyan children.