Thanks to the incredible support from parents and the community, teachers over the past eight years have visited Uganda in order to support the teachers and children at Cherish Primary School. Cherish, which was set up in February 2011, was launched to help disadvantaged children in the local community who were not enrolled in school. The school’s selection criteria includes children living with HIV, orphans and vulnerable children living in abject poverty.
Each time the staff who have visited Cherish have spent time supporting teachers in class, building up their strategies for teaching and learning. Other training has included developing ideas for active learning, leadership training, questioning skills, how to sue pupil voice and creating a supportive learning environment.
All this continues to be made possible through the time and funds given by staff as well as generous contributions to our fundraising efforts by parents and friends of Dulwich Village C of E Infants’ School. Thank you!
For a recent update on the latest visit please click here – Helen Poyton's reflections of her time at Cherish Uganda, November 2019.
To find out more about Cherish's work go to: cherishuganda.org
“we aim to promote courageous advocacy through our relationships with those around us, through the promotion of opportunities to challenge social injustice and inequality and to support each other, adult and child, to speak out about how we should care for our world, our neighbours and ourselves.In the process of thinking and doing something for others we are standing up for them and drawing others attention to their need. In this process we often find we are changed and hope that it changes the lives of others too.”
We want the children at DVIS to start to develop their understanding of what disadvantage, deprivation and exploitation of the natural world looks like and what's more, ask questions about it, challenge it and try to make a difference in changing it.
When looking at this challenging work we have turned to the bible:
Matthew 22:36-40 Good News Translation (GNT)
36 “Teacher,” he asked, “which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and the most important commandment. 39 The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ 40 The whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend on these two commandments.”