The first batch of training of teachers in the use of Educational Technology sponsored by Edify Uganda was successfully concluded on 18th September 2020 at various centers. The week long training that involved training in the use of internet, presentation software, remote meeting software and related technologies involved 9 schools from Kampala, Jinja, Mukono and Luwero.
Trainees were awarded certificates of competency in the use of internet and appropriate devices to develop lessons and share them online to aid in remote learning.
The first batch of schools involved in the training were St. James Secondary School, Fathers’ Children Nursery School, The Bright Day and Boarding Primary School, Nyanza High School, St. Charles Lwanga SS, Shallom Primary School, Hope Community High School and Continental Whiteland College.
Edify Uganda, a Christian NGO whose mission is to “improve and expand sustainable Christ centered education” fully funded the project that is to be expanded to the over 100 schools they are already in touch with. Edify Uganda partnered with the ICT Teachers Association of Uganda which provided the manpower from its already digitally competent members to handle the training.
To make the project a success, the Country Director Mr. Lugoloobi Godfrey oversaw the projects implementation with the help of Mr. Omario Denis while Mukalele Rogers coordinated the facilitators from the ICT Teachers Association.
Mr. Ogwal Isaac led the facilitation at Fathers’ Children Nursery and Primary School in Kalagi where 8 teachers took part in the training. The attendees included Mirembe Esther, Mpomba Adams, Namembwa Getrude, Kisitu esther, Kiyola Beatrice, Naamala Sudati, Tibenda Rosemary and Masette Samuel. The group, majority of whom where women were also trained in the use of Kolibri, an elearning platform that enables uploading of digital lesson content for both online and offline use.
Elsewhere, Mr. Emorut George handled the training at Continental Whiteland College in Busega while Mr. Wejuli Moses handled The Bright Day and Boarding Primary School in Kawempe. Other trainers in the pilot project included Mr. Mudawa Charles, Mr. Sekitto Henry, Mr. Mukisa Geofrey and others.
The signoff in pictures
The participants will immediately start on creating content for their schools’ online platforms in ordert to aid in the continuity of learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Edify Country Director, Mr. Lugoloobi Godfrey, the next batch of training will start immediately as Edify continues to create impact in the education sector during the pandemic.