Marly Haller, from Vancouver is at Stand Tall for a month teaching about the role of art in education. Her years of experience in teaching art in the classroom have stimulated the imaginations of the learners and brought a wealth of new ideas for the teachers to implement. She has even planned a field trip … Read More
Extract from email from William Grut regarding our contribution to Lombok : The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by two strong earthquakes, after weeks of tremors that have killed hundreds of people. The island has been rocked by hundreds of quakes and tremors since 29 July.Aug 19, 2018 Rose Charities Canada raised $650 for the … Read More
David Yuill, who worked at Stand Tall as a teacher candidate in April, was recognized by UBC with an Outstanding Community Field Experience Award. In the space of 3 short weeks, Dave managed to put up two flagpoles flying the Ugandan and Canadian flags, created lesson plans about maple syrup that had our students begging … Read More
The Digital Tablet Project headed by Bern Mcleod aims to improve learning outcomes through the use of curriculum-programmed digital tablets. Last March the first 50 tablets, programmed with upper level science questions, were introduced in grade 6 & 7 classes at Stand Tall. The overall improvement in Science grades and excitement generated towards learning was … Read More
Exam results are in for the pupils of The Mahatsara School in Madagascar and they are wonderful! Eighteen out of twenty students passed the final Baccalaureate- that’s a 90% pass rate- one of the highest for any school in Madagascar. In other grades the pass rates were also well above the country average. Just a few … Read More
Doreen used her Rose Charities Scholarship to graduate this year from Business School. Here she is on a day’s work experience with Ruth Hoffman and her organization that provides “Financial Literacy Workshops ” for Ugandan NGO’s and small businesses.
The Safe Motherhood Project is now entering it’s 17th year of providing hands-on education to the traditional midwives (comadronas) of Guatemala. The courses improve their understanding and skills in all aspects of pregnancy, birth and new-born care. Originally all the courses were taught by a Canadian team but now we have skilled local trainers who … Read More
Abdul and Dorothy just graduated from teachers college with top grades and performance evaluations. Without the support of their sponsors for the past 5 years, this would only have been a dream. Sponsorship is the most wonderful gift you can offer anyone. It gives young people the hope and the opportunities that they need to … Read More
We encourage our students to be creative thinkers and we strive to do the same ourselves. We look for innovative techniques to improve learning and grades. Instead of writing mid-terms, our senior class has been organized into discussion groups. The strong help the weak, and everyone benefits. Results? Group learning is yielding better results.
Donna’s Reflections on her Trip to Haiti as a Team Lead for Rose Haiti Healthcare. I can’t believe that we are coming up to one month since we arrived to work with HAS. The trip was such a positive experience for me and the team. The way in which we were welcomed and the obvious … Read More