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.
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.
Teaching 76 students in one class
Curious about Out of curiosity for the day- to- day lives from of her colleagues in the Southin other countries , teacher in Project General subjects Joke De Dycker travels to the DR Congo. After a few days as an observerobserving classes in a secondary agricultural school , she spends a day teaching there herself, which doesn’t necessarily go as planned… Check out her story in this video!
Vulnerable learners: the teacher matters
Inequity both in schools and wider society plays an important role in the learning experiences of vulnerable children. Prof. Kwame Akyeampong argued that teachers should be first in line to create learning opportunities. Click here to watch his lecture.
Two teachers in the classroom: co-teaching in Vietnamese preschools
In most preschools in Vietnam, two teachers teach the same class at the same time. We illustrate this co-teaching practice with videos and focus on strenghts and challenges for teachers and schools in Vietnam. these observations help to reflect on co-teaching in Flanders. What can we learn from Vietnam to strenghten the practice of co-teaching in Flanders?
Students on the benefits of an internship for their development
Internships abroad are very valuable for the personal and professional development of students. VVOB asked Flemish students a couple of questions after their internship in VVOB’s partner countries.