LEARNING We believe our partner teachers know their context and their classroom best. Volunteers start by immersing themselves in the classroom and gaining an understanding of the challenges and strengths of the community they are serving. There is a lot to learn from the incredible work teachers are doing here with few resources. This time also allows volunteers and teachers to build relationships and learn about each other.
PANGEA COMMUNITY CENTRES host literacy programming for students and families afterschool and on weekends and holidays. Work alongside our staff on our Mothers Literacy, Sodas & Stories, or Weekend Learning programs at our Twesomese Community Centre.
CO-TEACHING Didactic models of teacher training are ineffective on their own. Instead, we compliment yearlong static sessions with immersive co-teaching. Volunteers co-teach with partner teachers, aiming to develop effective practices in literacy instruction that work in their classrooms. Volunteers will have the chance to work with students and aid teachers by providing individualized student support that is rare in many of Uganda’s classrooms with the shortage of teachers.
MOBILE LIBRARIES are a library service on wheels aimed to bring more reading materials into homes to develop a culture of literacy. Join our staff as they deliver books and work with parents on building and strengthening home literacy practices as part of our Pangea Publishing project. Forewarning: the hills are many and the bicycles are heavy.
OBSERVATIONS & PLANNING Volunteers and partner teachers will conduct observations to provide specific, constructive feedback on both content and practice. Volunteers and our staff then collaboratively plan with partner teachers and school administrators to sustain continued growth. Our staff will incorporate this feedback and serve as a support and accountability partner throughout the rest of our partnership.