OUR LATEST ACTIVITIES
After two years of intensive preparations, EBLI students are ready to engage in the National Examination for the Form IV certificate of Secondary Education, starting on October 30th, 2017. Our best wishes and good luck to all of them, as they go out there to make us proud!
Today we celebrated the Graduation of the 12th class of Young Mothers Computer Literacy at EBLI. 51 students received their certificates today, as well as 6 students of Steve Pope's English class. The students thrilled the audience with shows, dances, songs and speeches.
We thank all teachers - but today especially SongYi Yoo - staff members of EBLI, Terre des Hommes Schweiz and Bernard Makachia for their support and hard work and all students for their effort and passion in learning. We wish you all good luck and all the best for the future!
Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do particularly to a person you have worked with for a considerable time and years. On October 18th, 2017, EBLI had a goodbye lunch to bid farewell to SongYi Yoo a KOICA volunteer who worked for two and half years at EBLI. Song as we popularly called her has trained 200 young mothers in computer literacy and was also responsible for the upgrading of the Computer lab. Our prayers and thoughts will accompany her as she embarks on another journey in her life back in Korea.
As we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, EBLI believes that everybody deserves a second chance. Especially the girls who have dropped from the school system due to pregnancy.
During the month of September 2017, young mothers participated in EBLI's entrepreneurship program and learned business skills such as accounting, correspondence, record keeping and communication. Lucy Metha and her team not only taught the participants knowledge but also highly inspired them to start their own business!
Young people and their teachers are attending the second phase of "Youth Choose Life" workshop at EBLI offices. This week long workshop is meant to capacitate them with skills and attitudes of working with their peers in the school clubs in their respective schools.
Lucy Metha and Elizabeth John were facilitating a two day business refresher course for young mothers who have opted to self employee themselves. The aim of the training was to share challenges and how to overcome them by using a Solution Focused Approach. 55 young mothers took part in the course at EBLI.
What a great pleasure to all of us - students, teachers, staff members - to welcome guests from Maryknoll Lay Missioners from the United States today at EBLI. We had the pleasure to share with them information about our programs and some of the students introduced themselves, mentioning their goals and why EBLI plays such an important role in their lives. For sure, it was a challenging but great opportunity to hold a speech in English in front of native English speakers!
On July 27th and 28th, Lucy Metha and Susan Waltisberg were visiting young mothers in business at their shops, salons or business places. Nine young mothers were visited and interviewed during these two days. While most of the women are increasing income and appreciate the support they regularly get from EBLI, some of the participants of EBLI's Entrepreneurship Program are hard to reach: they either have to travel many times to support their families in other cities or they are facing problems at their business places and decide to shut their business down. For these reasons amongst others, in August 2017, another refresher course will be held at EBLI.
Today, the students at EBLI started the two weeks National Mock Examination. We wish all of them good luck! The pictures were taken about one hour, before the test started...