OUR LATEST ACTIVITIES
The results of the National Examination in Secondary Education, held in November 2017, are out. We are incredibly happy and proud to announce, that 67% of EBLI's students who went to the exams passed successfully. It was the first class of EBLI's students who did the National Examination. They will receive their Certificates of Secondary Education, which allow them to study or to get employed. What a great step in each student's life. They were dropped out of school, already facing a life in poverty and difficulties. But they all gave their best, worked hard and did not give up - living their vision of a better life for themselves and their children.
Every Friday, EBLI is life on air on radio Metro FM Mwanza, FM 99.3. Issues of young people are articulated and discussed with the listeners. Today, the youth officer from Ilemela Municipal Council answered listeners questions on the challenges facing young people in development. He was assisted by Elizabeth and Mary from EBLI's SRHR department.
In Mwanza's Secondary Schools, the clubs Kijana Chagua Maisha have just started teaching students about Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) and Gender Based Violence (GBV). Focusing on peer-to-peer teachings, EBLI supports the leaders of the clubs as well as the teachers.
The13th batch of youth have embarked on EBLI’s Computer Literacy Program. 90% of the students are young mothers from resource poor communities. They are delighted that EBLI believes in their future and in offering vulnerable youth a second shot at education.
On Friday, 24th November 2017, we celebrated with our students and their relatives at Education for Better Living Organization (EBLI). The first class of students, who were enrolled in EBLI's Secondary Education program, had finished their examination. After two years of studiyng, having good times and hard times, they were all just in celebration mood. EBLI's Executive Director, Mr. Bernard Makachia, remembered them, that even if they may have passed the National Examination successfully or not, all of them have learned a lot about themselves, gained self confidence and could improve their life skills. But for sure, we are all waiting impatiently to know the results of the National Examination in Secondary Education, which should be announced in February 2018.
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!