Jubilee Learning Centres
During the Covid lockdown of 2020, poorer families, without access to the internet, struggled to find resources to ensure that their children could continue learning. We set up a system that emailed workbooks covering daily lessons in Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills. The worksheets were age and attainment appropriate, colourful and appropriate for the children in Southern Africa. We only expected a few families to access this resource, but it proved very popular, with over 21000 pupils registered on the website within a few weeks of launching.
From feedback, we discovered that families with internet and email access, would sign up to receive the worksheets, and then would organise study groups with poorer families and provide print outs for the children to complete.
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Literacy, numeracy, and lifeskills are essential for children in Zimbabwe to succeed in school and in life. These skills help children to learn, to communicate, to solve problems, and to make informed decisions. They also help children to develop their self-esteem and to become productive members of society.
Literacy is the ability to read and write. It is essential for children to be able to read and understand the information they need to learn in school. It is also important for children to be able to write to communicate their thoughts and ideas.
Numeracy is the ability to understand and use numbers. It is essential for children to be able to do basic math calculations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It is also important for children to be able to understand and use concepts such as fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Lifeskills are the skills that children need to live a healthy, productive life. These skills include things like personal hygiene, conflict resolution, decision-making, and financial literacy. Lifeskills help children to become independent and to make responsible choices.
JUBILEE LEARNING CENTRES
Workbooks can be a valuable resource for teachers in Zimbabwe. They can help teachers to supplement their lessons and to provide children with additional practice. Workbooks can also help teachers to assess children's progress and to identify areas where children need additional help.
The Jubilee Learning Centres provide printed versions of workbooks for children to complete in afternoon study sessions.
The concept is that children who are enrolled in schools, can attend their schools as normal in the morning. In the afternoon, for a small fee to cover costs, children can work through the additional lessons and develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills.
If you are interested in supporting the development of literacy, numeracy, and lifeskills workbooks for children in Zimbabwe, there are a number of things you can do. You can donate money to help cover the costs of printing and training. You can also volunteer your time to help with the development or distribution of these materials. And you can spread the word about the importance of these materials to your friends, family, and colleagues.
By working together, we can help to ensure that all children in Zimbabwe have the opportunity to learn and to succeed.