Dedicated RISE Team of Teachers
Six months have passed very quickly since my arrival. It seems like a lifetime ago that I walked into the Ruben Centre oasis to be welcomed into the Ruben family, where I have been looked after just as my own family at home in Australia would care for me. I arrived in Nairobi after working for 2 years in Timor Leste, a small new nation located close to Australia.
I have moved from one amazing experience to another. I came to Ruben School to share my professional experience with the teachers and students. After 20 years working in Education in Brisbane Australia, I made the decision to share what I have learned over the years, with communities who invite me to join them. I am both honoured and thankful that I was invited to come to the Ruben Centre.
The goal at Ruben School is to establish good working practices in the RISE (Ruben Improved System of Education) Program, at the foundation level of the school, that will then progress through to the higher levels to enable the best outcome for the students that we, working together as a team, can achieve.
I have the privilege of working with a team of talented teachers who are open to new learning and ideas in education for the benefit the students. We have just completed a three day workshop where new skills were developed and ideas shared. These teachers are building strong teams that will work co-operatively to develop active learning classrooms where students can open their minds to creative, active learning.
I look forward to an exciting year ahead in 2016. A year filled with success built from teamwork, new learnings and shared experience. A time of moulding curious minds seeking to learn and hungry for new challenges. The students who RISE from the kijiji that is Mukuru kwa Ruben are filled with potential and talents just waiting to be released.