Translating Swahili to English @ Remand Home

Activity Report

Location: Remand Home
Activity Date: 23.01.2024
Start Time: 10:00 AM   End Time: 12:00 PM

Facilitators: Johannes, Shin
Number of Participants: 15
Male: 13   Female: 2

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
We continue the successful work that has started the past weeks. This report covers two activities of the same kind as part of a string (Tue, 23.02. / Fri, 26.02., each from 10 am to 12 pm).

It turned out to be a good and helpful approach to work with a (beginner’s) dictionary that allows the students to find the questioned English term based on Swahili.

Personnel Input:
The beginner’s dictionary book, recently introduced, is a very good help. Again, excerpts from the book were used as pictures on a computer and/or were written down on a whiteboard to interact with the students. In addition, some sweets and candies were used as a kind of reward. Once a student has named the English term correctly AND was able to write it down on the white board in front of the class – he or she got rewarded by receiving a candy provided by the volunteer.

Students are more than happy to take part and as usual fair play matters. Everyone shall have a chance to be active – to pronounce and write down the respective English term in front of the group. That also helps to increase their self-confidence as well as to understand and practice the concept of fair play – another good side effect. The following topics were covered: faith, environment, transportation (not yet tested).

Unanticipated Achievements:
Students have requested an own choice of topics to be covered during the sessions. This allows us to plan ahead of time and to meet the students demand much better.

Also, the exam results improve from session to session. Students seem to be well prepared for the exams as some of the them deliver results that are accurately correct by 100%.

Based on students feedback the current sessions are highly appreciated.

Supporting Partners:

January 23, 2024

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