Govt to deploy volunteers to schools for educational support

Written By: Claire Wanja
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The Ministry of Education is set to deploy some 1,300 fresh university graduates to 650 public primary schools in 20 Counties across the country.

The deployment is under the auspices of the National leadership development programme dubbed Greatness United (G-United.)

The Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mr. Simon Kachapin officially opened a five day training session for a section of the graduates at Kigari Teacher Training College in Embu County, last Friday.

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Mr. Kachapin noted that the programme is aimed at empowering the participants with knowledge, skills, attitudes and exposure for personal development.

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He said the programme provided an opportunity for personal adventure in the rich and varied cultural melting pot that defines Kenya’s cultural heritage, noting that the experience a head of them was similar to the European who first visited Africa.

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He said some 800 Volunteer Graduate Assistants (VGAs) get trained, deployed and successfully under the programme whose goals is to promote national cohesion and integration.

Volunteer Graduates Assistants (VGA) has been deployed to primary schools to provide educational support and serve as educational ambassadors in surrounding communities.

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Some of the Counties they will serve include West Pokot, Kiambu, Migori, Embu, Marsabit, Nyeri, Busia, Meru, Kakamega, Taita Taveta, Kilifi, Kwale, Busia, Bungoma and Kisumu among others.

They will provide remedial lessons mainly in literacy to class one and two with learning difficulties.

They have been given the skills in teaching by experts from the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.

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