Between the months of January-June 2013, onsite support was carried out around the schools in the C4C projects. Computers for Schools Uganda mainly supported the teachers in Kabarole district and these included teachers in Kyebambe girls’ school, St. Leos College Kyegobe and Rutete Secondary school.
Above: some of the teachers during the onsite support meeting.
Using the action plan that was jointly developed after the training, teachers from kyebambe girls, St. Leos College and Ruteete S.S had interactive discussions of what they have so far accomplished with regards to the project and some of the points that were raised were;
- The setup of the English language resource room; although not up to standard and still requiring some work, St. Leos and Kyebambe were able to set up these English labs with resources like the laptop, projector and the speakers. The schools have worked on these resource rooms making them as safe as possible with burglar proofs and they are in the process of drawing a time table to schedule different classes for the resource room.
- Development of more interesting and fascinating lessons using Power point and Photo story; teachers of English in these schools mentioned that they are developing more interesting lessons as testified by their students.
- Computers in the staff room; with the availability of these computers in the staff room, teachers are now able to develop their lessons and type exams freely in their free time without competing with students which was the case previously. It has even helped them practice more, getting a grip on computer usage thus erasing the computer phobia of students being better than them.
- Heads of schools were met and the project was discussed at length. The head teachers pledged to support the teachers and give them necessary help whenever the need arose.