I , Clement Lekanyane and my school Mokhotlong LEC Primary School are linked to Richmond Park Primary School in Carmarthenshire, Wales - here is a video about our recent project #NothingAboutusWithoutUs funded by the Connecting Classrooms hrough Global Learning Programme
Many student teachers have joined the Basotho Maths Club. This innovative way of training long distance using Facebook was started by Sion Watkins after returning to Wales. He went to Lesotho this year from January to March and continued to lead training and lesson modelling in Maths. He is now continuing 'Club' and has 74 members already!
Its success is a testament to our volunteers work with the Thaba Tseka campus of Lesotho College of Education. Our second long term volunteer Anne Loughran had a chance to meet with lecturers and students this year (albeit her trip was cut short) to measure impact and plan ahead for our collaboration with the University of Wales Trinity St. Davids. One of the highlights of her short trip was a Maths workshop held for High School teachers, lecturers and students in Thaba Tseka town. A great model for working together.
A survey was sent to all teachers who visited Wales in 2019 and those who were due to visit in 2020, it asked many questions about their access to teaching and learning during lockdown and what challenges they face. Dolen’s priority is now to plan effective online solutions for home learning, teacher training and teacher mentoring over the coming year.
A second survey is in process with a consultation group in Lesotho to move this forward.