Annually, staff at Wells of Hope Junior School and Wells of Hope High School are engaged in a 2-day workshop aimed at empowering and equipping them with more skills as they carry out their tasks. This time around, the capacity building was held from January 24th to 25th, with the theme; Discipline, Academic Excellence for Greater Horizons.
Mr Ssenoga Charles, Wells of Hope High School head teacher facilitated about Effectiveness to Better Performance where he encouraged the rest of the team to always be exemplary to the children
Mr Kayiwa Harounah from Buloba Teachers Primary College facilitated about discipline. He reminded staff that punishments are meant for reformation not deformation.
He encouraged the staff to promote positive attitude against negative attitude within learners; soft, hard, life and organisational skills. “We cannot run after children when we ourselves are not organised,” he said. “You cannot be a good disciplinarian if you’re not a decent deliverer,” he added. He noted that not everything is inborn; he added by saying that staff ought to work on a child’s head, hands, heart (the way they think), the child’s unseen values and practical skills.
Ellen Eva K. Ssuubi, the Executive Director facilitated about the Organization overview. She has encouraged the team to acknowledge godly ways as they carry out their tasks; she’s encouraged the team to be more compassionate.
Stephen Tukahirwa, Wells of Hope Junior School head teacher facilitated about Teachers Code of Conduct. He encouraged the team to be exemplary as they relate with learners (children); he added that children learn faster by what they see others doing.
The staff were also engaged in a very interactive session about communication. They were encouraged to embrace reporting as a way of keeping the public updated of what the schools are up to. The team expressed enthusiasm to use all the communication platforms in their reach to inform the public about the schools.
On 25th, the staff were engaged in sessions about Time Management and Disciplines of Execution; which were facilitated by Purpose Uganda led by Richard Egesa.
Richard defined Time Management as the effective use of time. He encouraged staff to avoid procrastination as they carry on their tasks; “Our lives are our responsibility. The commitments we have were either created or allowed by us. You are powerful enough to decide what you will do or won’t do with your time,” he said.
He shared four disciplines of execution which included;
- Focus on the Wildly Important Goals (WIG)
- Act on the lead measures
- Keep compelling players score boards
- WIG sessions and WIG hurdles