January 28, 2016 – The Global Peace Foundation launched its education program in Embu County to empower teachers and students with skills and competencies needed to flourish in the world today. With its central location in the county, Embu High School was identified as an ideal institution for a demonstration school for the Leap Hubs and CCI programs. The school will play a major role in spear heading the two programs in the county.
In this regard, GPF facilitated a one day workshop for 17 tutors at Embu High School to introduce the education programs: Character and Creativity Initiatives (CCI) and Leadership and Entrepreneurship Hubs (Leap Hub). The workshop was led by the director for Education Initiatives, Ms. Caroline Amollo who reiterated the importance of producing students who are all rounded and competitive in the work environment.
“The working environment today has changed drastically from mechanical, linear, static and predictable to organic, dynamic and changing” she said, “your roles as tutors must also be transformed to meet these changes, so that our students can compete fairly ” she concluded.
Ms. Amina Swedi who is the Programs Assistant of Education Initiatives, took the teachers through the main objective of integrating Character, Creativity in classroom. She highlighted major aspects to incorporated in teaching to ensure students are mold into morally upright and innovative young people who execute leadership in their areas of responsibility.
Ms. Diana Kwamboka, the Leap Hubs Assistant presented on the importance of using technology in classrooms. She also explained how the Leap Hubs and CCI programs use technology to improve learning.
“Technology helps teachers prepare students for the real world environment. As the world becomes increasingly more technology-dependent, it becomes even more necessary to help our students become tech-savvy.”