Meet Jean Paul Sebisogo, a not-so-ordinary school leader from Rwanda
Since 2011, Jean Paul Sebisogo is the school leader of Paysannat L, a basic and secondary school in Rwanda. Among his students are 20,000 Burundian refugees.
Gender and Development for Cambodia: committed to constructive dialogue
In March Satya Roeurn, Programme Officer at Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) visited Belgium for the eNSPIRED international learning week on gender and education. He shared his insights on his organisation’s partnership with VVOB in the TIGER project in Cambodia, to transform schools into centres of excellence for gender-responsiveness.
Welcome to the Bambanani series
Each child has the right to quality education and teaching inclusively can contribute to achieving that goal. This series of videos illustrates how teachers are teaching inclusively in South African classrooms. The videos focus on teaching numeracy and literacy in the Foundation and Intermediate phases.
YES! Youth Empowerment Surinam
“YES made me aware, so now I follow the right pathway." YES (Youth Empowerment Suriname) organises trainings for young people in which the development of a positive self image and discovering talents are central.
Gender integration in education: the success of training school leaders
With Girls on MARS in Rwanda, VVOB strengthens the professional development opportunities for primary school leaders and improves the mentorship system for newly qualified teachers. Gender is the thread connecting the four modules of the programme.
School clubs: students searching answers to gender challenges
During meetings of the Bubazi and Aspeka clubs, girls and boys exchange opinions about traditional gender roles and reproductive rights. Members of the club are offered a platform for self-development through a mini-enterprise that introduces them to saving systems, problem solving, entrepreneurship and leadership. Through collaboration they learn to share ideas, trust each other and how to be confident, which is beneficial for their self-esteem.
GRP4ECE toolkit: teachers challenge gender stereotypes
VVOB, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and public education partners in Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia have joined forces to develop a practical approach to gender-responsive pedagogy for early childhood education (GRP4ECE). The GRP4ECE toolkit empowers preschool teachers and school leaders to challenge gender stereotypes where they can do the most harm, but where they can also be challenged most effectively: the classroom. An environment free of stereotypes lays a firm foundation for young children to grow up freely exploring and developing their unique interests and talents.
"On a Plate", a short story about privilege
Illustrator Toby Morris reminds us that not everyone gets the same privileges in life, with this brilliant comic titled “On a Plate”. The illustrations depict the story of two individuals born into different households and how their backgrounds and families play a huge role in the kind of opportunities they get in life.
Quality education using low cost materials
Creative and quality teaching using recycled materials has found its way to teacher trainings in Zambia.