A New Classroom = A New Future

A New Classroom = A New Future

This Impact Story was written by one of our School Administrators in their latest grant report. 

Let's look at Jessie. She is a grade 5 pupil at Flying Angels. She has been at this school since her Grade 3. Jessie loves to play and have fun both in and outside school. Her parents are business people; hence, they do not have time to take care of her before they knock off at 17 {leave work at 5pm}. Hence, she is always home alone after school for 2 years now. Can you imagine?!

This though is a story of the past because thanks to Impact One, the school has built 2 extra classrooms to ensure that Jessie can now be in school from morning to 16 hours doing what she loves most.

Follow Up Makes All the Difference

Follow Up Makes All the Difference

This week, I stood in the back of a 2nd grade classroom and observed the Literacy lesson. Using handmade flashcards, the students reviewed all of the letter sounds they've learned complete with fun actions. Then one by one, the students came up to a handmade letter board and created their own 3 letter words with the sounds. Together, the class sounded out each 3 letter word. Tears filled my eyes as I watched these children reading! Just last year, if I had stood in the back of this same classroom, not a single child would have been able to identify letters or their sounds, much less make any words from them. Our Teacher Training and Mentoring is making an incredible impact in the classrooms.  

"We're Going Far!"

"We're Going Far!"

It's been a very exciting month for our schools as we began distributing this year's grants! Although this is our 4th round of grants, the excitement never fades. Our grant program has resulted in significant transformation in our schools.  Not only does it enable them to purchase much needed educational resources, but it allows our School Directors to build many new skills.  

One skill they have learned is proposal writing. Having written four different proposals to Impact One over the past few years, they are now confident to engage other donors as well.

We Are Ready!

We Are Ready!

As 2016 comes to an end, there is a sense of excitement within our schools that I've never witnessed before. They are pumped... they are confident... and they are ready for the new year!  

At our last management training of the year, our schools gathered together for three intense days of planning. It was the first time our schools have ever put an entire year's plan on paper.

Investing in Leaders

Investing in Leaders

One of our core goals at Impact One is to equip our schools. Through every training, meeting, and school visit, we seek to impart both skills and confidence in to our school leaders and teachers, because we believe they can! We believe they can do so many things, and we want them to believe that too. We also know that empowered teachers will raise up empowered students.    

At last week's Network Meeting, I saw the beautiful results of equipping our school leaders with such confidence.