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Assessing the needs in school leadership and teacher support systems
In April 2018, we carried out a needs assessment study to map and analyse the existing practices in the school leadership and teacher support systems in secondary schools in Rwanda. The assessment is part of the “Leaders in Teaching” initiative of the MasterCard Foundation. Leaders in Teaching is...
Empowering teachers to support teachers
In 2017, VVOB started a programme Leading, Teaching and Learning Together (LTLT)—Umusemburo w’Ireme ry’Uburezi in six districts and later extended to 14 additional districts with an overlap of three districts. LTLT is designed to improve educational services for school leaders and teachers to...
Stimulating school leaders to be agents of change
On 16 September, with VVOB’s support, the Rwandan Ministry of Education, Rwanda Education Board and the University of Rwanda College of Education launched a continuous professional development (CPD) diploma course in Effective School Leadership for school leaders in 14 districts.
Teachers supporting teachers through mentoring and coaching
Leonard Banyiture has been a mentor teacher since 2015 at G.S Rambura Garçon, a secondary school located in Nyabihu District, Western Province. Though Mr Banyiture was selected among other teachers to be a school-based mentor, he lacked confidence in his ability to help over 30 teacher colleagues...
Advancing learner-centred pedagogy
Ms Jana Snoecks and Mr Dries Verclyte, two college students from Belgium, stayed in Rwanda from February to May for an internship with VVOB. They taught maths in upper primary, in line with VVOB’s current programme in the country. The knowledge and practice they shared with the (head) teachers in...
Rwandan and Belgian future teachers join hands for environment protection
Conserving and protecting our only habitable planet is everyone’s responsibility regardless of region, race, gender, etc. However, understanding how to conserve and protect our natural environment is a prerequisite and should start during early childhood. Mr Boris Van Hecke and Ms Lien Raman,...
VVOB committed to digital learning in Rwandan schools
As our future digitalises, students and pupils in schools cannot be left behind. Rwanda is aware of the potential and opportunities digitalisation brings towards the development of the country, and this in different sectors. According to Alexander De Croo, Belgian Minister of Development...