February 13, 2013-Thirty educators from 12 Primary Schools from Kwadukuza Area, spent 2 hours in a training session at Albert Luthuli Museum to improve their skills in teaching of English. All training sessions start after 2:00 so that the teachers are not taken away from their classroom teaching.
KB Empower Teachers to Empower our Youth(sponsored by African Bank) have been working in 18 Primary Schools for the last 2 years. This year is about passing on the knowledge and expertise and encouraging the trained teachers to share their expertise. Radha Mayappen, R. Padayachee Primary, Pam Mbatha, Thembeni Primary, and Princess Mlungu, Tinley Manor Primary led the teachers in a training session full of activities, resources and lessons to take back to their schools. The teachers all agree it is difficult to teach English as there are so many children from other countries that don’t speak Zulu or English.
KBETEY have provided Step Up to English workbooks for all grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 learners in our schools. The workbooks will be used as homework activities to support the lessons taught in class. The teachers from KBETEY put together the workbooks using the new CAPS requirements and using pictures and stories that the children can relate to.
All the teachers come to these workshops on their own time, the teachers running the workshops do so to encourage skill development of teachers and excellence in our teachers. We are proud of the work our teachers are doing, under difficult situations.
KBETEY will be holding poetry and speech contests for the children, and spelling bee for all the schools. There will be ongoing training & support sessions for our teachers in Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6.