November 21, 2020, Kenya – World Youth Alliance Africa held a Human Dignity Curriculum (HDC) teacher training and refresher at Marist International College, Nairobi, Kenya. In attendance, were 45 teachers from different primary and high schools as well as 8 staff from Mercy Education Office, WYA Africa, and African Jesuit AIDS Network. The training was planned in collaboration with the Mercy Education Office, to facilitate the roll-out of the HDC program to new schools in 2021 and to train new teachers on how to use the curriculum. All COVID19 safety measures were strictly followed.
Kevin Alando, the WYA Africa RDO made a presentation on the foundational history of the World Youth Alliance to acquaint the new teachers with the organization. He also did the training on the Human Dignity Curriculum and touched a bit on the Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM), focusing on teenFEMM and teenMEN. There was very active participation from the teachers, especially in the practice teaching sessions. The teachers also discussed the ways in which the training will help them deal with the various challenges they face in school in relation to their students’ character formation.
The training was very interactive and enjoyable. The teachers commended WYA Africa and the Mercy Education Office for introducing this curriculum and committed to executing it in their schools. The training was a huge success, and the Heads of the schools represented will work with their teachers on the implementation of the curriculum in collaboration with WYA Africa.
WYA Africa would like to express their gratitude to everyone who made the training successful and most especially to the Mercy Education Office for the coordination and for making the training possible.