In December, during The Big Give Christmas Challenge, we raised over £18,000 for Beyond Ourselves to impact English literacy levels throughout Zambia during 2022.
Here’s what we’ve done since.
Starting on the 10th of December 2021, our team began conducting trainings for our adapted and contextualised Jolly Phonics Teaching Aid.
Throughout December and January we have driven hundreds of miles across the 10 Districts of the Copperbelt Province and trained all of the Grade 3 teachers in the Province (approx. 1,500) in 31 days of trainings!
These training workshops have been developing the skills of the teachers, helping them to bridge the gap from local language literacy to English literacy.
We’ve set up WhatsApp groups in each District to help support those trained as they begin to implement the teaching in their classrooms. We’ve also recorded demonstration lessons and distributed resources that will empower teachers to deliver the teaching effectively.
For those who gave to The Big Give Christmas Challenge, thank you for making all this possible!