These are five of the six Rwanda CapEFA team members - Jeanine (the coordinator), Charles, Immaculate, Josephine, and Palatin (Alex could not join us today) - in charge of monitoring and capacity building activities for adult literacy at provincial level. Picture taken by me at the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) in Kigali.
Why the happy faces and the celebration? Because we managed to accomplish the idea that came to my mind yesterday during the workshop: creating a blog for the programme and for the team. Except for Alex, none of them had had any contact with blogs or kew about them. And never thought it could be so easy to learn and to create one.
Creating the blog ended up being the closing activity of this week's two day CapEFA workshop that I facilitated at MINEDUC.
It took us two hours to create it, including the opening of a Gmail account and a step by step explanation from my side. Then, it took us one hour to upload the first post as well as some pictures taken during the workshop.
Next step will be feeding the blog and each one of them creating a personal one. I am sure they will manage to do it. It is now just a matter of continuing to explore the Internet and to learn on their own.
A great way to finalize a capacity building workshop for a capacity building team and a capacity building project, and a great way to honour an adult literacy programme!
A happy day for all of us engaged.
Kigali, 17 November 2010
Rwanda: study of literacy needs and programmes for youth and adults (2005) by Anthony Okech and Rosa-Maria Torres with the collaboration of Alexander Lyambabaje, Genevieve Mukandekezi and Timothy Njoroge. Rwanda Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), [Paris]: UNESCO, 2005.