Friday 1 November 2013

Education, Learning and Classroom Environment

According to Freiberg and Fraser who did some research on the impact of the classroom environment on learning achievement they found out that there is significant relationships between classroom climate and such matters as student engagement, behavior, self'-efficacy, achievement, and social and emotional development,
principal leadership style, stages of educational reform, teacher burnout, and overall quality of school life.

What we Believe
At Acres of Mercy , in Machakos County we believe this could not be more true. We want to be able to partner with many to provide the best possible environment we can to our students so they can develop holistically, improve their behavior and enable us make a difference in affecting educational reforms not just within our location and district but also across the county.

We believe that who we are is determined a lot by where you spend most of your life. For our children it is at school. We want them to have what they probably most times cannot access at home so they cannot lose entirely in their early stages of growth and development.

What we are Doing
This is why we have worked with professionals to design a school building that will enable us live out what we believe. Together let us walk the talk. Let us invest in the future of our communities, the future of the society, the generation that carries forward our vision, their vision and the country's heritage of splendor. Let us give them heritage they will be proud of.
We have designed an education program; we continue to design what we believe is the software to run the hardware. Our program focuses on the child, the parent and ensuring transition.
We have facilities that cannot enable us run the program most effectively; but we have started someplace. We want to be the school our children, teachers, and parents would like to be associated with. A school that creates the thirst for learning, where, really our children want to be.

Thursday 31 October 2013

The Call to Build Solid Futures- Acres of Mercy Learning Centre

The Call
Acres of Mercy, Kenya is an NGO registered with the NGO Coordination Bureau. (Soon to become the Public Benefit Organization Commission). Our main objective is to be part of building better communities and helping in creating better lives for future generations.

We seek to do this by ensuring literacy levels in our communities are bettered.
Our Education Program implemented through Acres of Mercy Learning Centre targets vulnerable children so as to give them a better chance at life.
The program equips the children aged 5-14 years with basic literacy skills, faith formation, talent and skill development and mentorship which are all aimed at helping build life-long resilience in our children.

We work mostly with children based on the simple truth that the cost of intervening upstream is less than compared to the cost of making change downstream. 

At Acres of Mercy, Kenya we strive to ensure the best education foundations are laid for every child through the our Learning Centre.

Current Block Classes 4-6

Follow us as we trace the beginning of this calling and share stories on the impact we are making as we answer God's admonition to let the children come to Him, that He may bless them.