JULIUS WAWERU NG’ANG’A
Please explain how you have conducted trainings on the Learning to Live Together Programme. (600 words)
Before I conducted the training I identified the areas/schools which were affected by the most recent ethnic clashes.
I also identified the active teachers in those schools who could load the program, this I did in Consultation with the schools management.
Secondly I had to identify the venue(s) which were conducive. This was done in consultation with the Ministry of Education headquarters which were in touch with Arigatou International for funding and facilitation.
Next was to invite the teachers for the training through their head teachers, procure all the necessary teaching and writing materials, procure the venue, invite the facilitators and prepare program.
During the training, the learners were taken through session by facilitators first by introducing the topics. The introduction took different forms. e.g traditional songs/stories, poem or questions which could stimulate their curiosity. The same could also challenge their perception on various issues on their local environment and motivate them to explore further on those issues leading to better understanding.
The participants were then put into groups of 5 and 6 members and given topics for discussion.
They were given time to discuss and explore all the necessary information pertaining to the given topic(s) gain new experiences, open to each other and express their thoughts and feelings on the given issues. Here they got chances/opportunities to exchange ideas, share experiences discover their partner perception on various issues and. Challenge their own perception on the same during this process that the participants discover new understanding and ideas hence they got new outcomes which make them perceive issues differently from the previous way.
The group work was accompanied by different well selected teaching and learning aids which the participants could use to give them different experiences and help them draw personal conclusion/perception. These aids were selected according to the topics for discussion.
Finally the participants were given time to discuss and agree on the action to take according to the topics given. During this step they were expected to give different possible action to take. Write all the points to
support different action and also points against those actions using those points they would agree on the best action.
After these discussions we had plenary session. Each group was to give a summary of what they did, the discussion, activities, experiences they got old, new perception in the topics they talked the conclusion they reached and the action they agreed to take as a group these actions were supported with points.
After each groups presentation the other members (the whole class) were given a chance to give their own inputs on areas they thought could help and even improve on the new perception.
As a whole group we then discussed and agreed on action we were to take at classroom level, school level and community level included other ethnic groups our locations, district and even the county as a whole where other stakeholders would be involved in peace building in our county.
How have you used the LTLT Ethics Education Framework? (400 words)
Explain how the conducted trainings have been sensitive to the local context. (400 words)
How has the conducted trainings impacted the trained facilitators? (400 words)
Please give some examples to show your resourcefulness and creativity to organize trainings of facilitators. (600 words)
How have you provided mentorship and guidance to trained facilitators? (400 words)
How has the Learning to Live Together Programme influenced a positive transformation in you, in a personal and professional level? (400 words)
Please explain how you exemplify a strong role-model of the principles of Learning to Live Together. (400 words)
Explain how you act as an ambassador and advocator of the Learning to Live Together Programme in your local context. (600 words)