One of the problems that we have discovered in our academic system is that the volume of work that has to be learned is too big compared to the time that students have in their regular school hours. Because of this, we have created a program called Street School. Street school is an academic support system that provides help to students in the out of school hours to help them catch up and get ahead in learning.
Through this program, students gather every Saturday morning and are broken up into different classes to get the support they need. The program runs classes ranging from Standard 1 to Form 4 which is Elementary school to 12th grade. Street school currently has over 100 students attending classes weekly.
Outside of the growth we have seen in the program, we have also noted that former students from Street School have come back to volunteer in the program. This is helping shape the program from its concept to an execution level that is relevant giving the student’s current context. Currently X amount of teachers that are part of Street School are returning students.
Our 2023 Goal
In 2023, we want to improve English language performance for students who are in upper classes so that they can easily grasp what they are taught in their respective schools. We also want to work with mentors in making street school lessons more creative to promote engagement in our students.Lastly, we want to work with lower class men and women to develop their reading and writing fluency.
Here’s what’s happening on the ground under this initiative. Click on the image to read the full caption from the post. #StreetSchool
An average of 250 students from the community now participate in Chisomo’s academic support program. 🇲🇼🔥❤️. ...
✨”...God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” ✨2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ✨
✨Saturday Street School. We are thankful for mentors like Jimmy Banda who are compassionate and committed to teaching the kids in Chinsapo. Jimmy is from Chinsapo but now travels every Saturday from Bunda College just to teach. One caring adult in a child’s life can change a life.✨