Day One:The training was commenced by Devotions which were led by Marjorie Lunkuse, the Executive Director of Wells of Hope Ministries. She shared Luke 18:1-14 where she cautioned the rest of the staff to always humble themselves in order to serve God, and she encouraged the staff to be persistent in prayer while trusting God. Christopher, a teacher added that it is through humbleness that we can be exalted as in verse 14, “…and all who humble themselves will be made great.” Jacqueline, the Administrator quoted 2 Chronicles 7:14 that prayer is one way through which we submit ourselves to God.
Participants then had a session of introducing themselves in order to get to know one another. Charles, the Head teacher of the school gave the welcoming remarks and thanked staff for their support in helping children with a parent in prison. He added that according to last year’s report, the children’s performance and welfare have greatly improved.
He added that when the truth is sown, the harvest is peace and freedom, and he quoted John 8:32 “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” He urged teachers to endeavor using biblical aspects while interacting with children and he quoted Colossians 2:8 "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." He emphasized the need for creativity in all aspects of teaching and to always be practical.
Mr.Kayemba summed up his presentation by saying that childhood is a very critical stage of development which determines the future of a child. He introduced participants to the tripole of education namely:
- Instruction; which symbolizes the head, where information goes.
- Inspiration; which symbolizes the heart. This includes the learner’s attitudes, living testimonies, textbooks; which are all reached by God for He alone can change one’s heart
- Discipline; which symbolizes the hands. This includes hands-on experience of the learner.
Just like the day before, the training was preceded by Devotions. Beatrice led the praise and worship session, and Charles led the sharing and study of the word.
Mr.Kayemba advised teachers to desist from any kind of violence at school and to also be sensitive with children in order not to aggravate their problems.
Jacqueline Sekyana, the Communications Officer of Wells of Hope Ministries talked about Confidence and Self-esteem.
Jacqueline said that a smile is one way that builds one's confidence; as a motivation, participants
were awarded certificates for maintaining beautiful.
For both days, all staff and facilitators shared a sumptuous meal. We thank all who gave towards this training.