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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GFC Grantees meet to discus road Map

RIC-NET participated in meeting of GFC grassroots’ grantees partnership on the 14th and 15th April at JICA hotel in Ntinda.
The purpose of this meeting was to convene the GFC Grantees to meet Queenie Nyati of the Arise Consult to share her key findings of the OCA and also for the GFC grantees to meet and share amongst themselves the work they do so that they can forge partnerships and also to form an association for better coordination.
OCA Feedback: Queenie shared with participants her approach on OCA. She stated that OCA would be conducted in three phases:
(i) Field based assessment (draft report sharing),(ii) Triangulation (physical discussion of the report) and (iii) Prioritization (pick the most 2 priority areas and develop them together).

Queenie and the participants brainstormed on the legal requirements of NGO’s after brainstorming, she guided the participants on statutory requirements for NGO which all organizations would adhere to. These included:  Pay as you earn, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Local Service Tax (LST) and Registration.

The outcomes from the meeting was the formation of the GFC grantees coalition as the “coalition of organization on conflict affected children and youth in Uganda”.RIC-NET was chosen as the lead agency where as Bahati Kanyamanza of CIYOTA as Team leader, Yikiru Comfort  of RICE-WN- (Treasurer), Emmy Zoomlmai of FICH- (Secretary) and  Godfrey Conwat of HPH (committee member.


On the other hand, members were encouraged to have a diary of activities to help in capturing the quantitative and qualitative data, define well the outcome indicators, and have a comprehensive and harmonized system of documentation of work results.

Friday, April 17, 2015

1. STUDENTS SPEAK OUT ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING USING ICT TOOLS

Students of St Theresa Girls secondary schools Nsenyi in Kasese have expressed their satisfaction on how ICT guided lesson have improved their concentration in class. This was revealed when the M&E staff from RWECO visited the school to learn the extend at which the use of ICT has changed the teaching learning process with emphasis to the learners as the primary target.

Kabugho Edith S.2 mentioned that “…I am happy that ours English teachers are now using computer to teaching us. This will make us be at the same level as those students in Kampala schools ….”and “…I was able to understand the parts of speech better when Madam Edith taught us using pictures as compared to the lesson without computer last time...” said Musime Juliet S.2 Another students mentioned that “I am able to follow what the teacher is teaching us in class better when he uses the computer than when he does not use the computer” said Ithungu Juliet S.3.


According to teacher Edith, the use of ICT tools has helped her mainly in class control and ensuring every student in participating in the lesson. Teaching is now more interactive and easier. She expressed concern that such program should be extended to other teachers in other schools in Kasese to improve the teaching of English and increased teacher’s capacity in lesson planning and presentation.