Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Post-Primary Education Researcher

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : African Canadian Continuing Education Society
Acronyme : ACCES
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The work of ACCES is to support children and youth to be educated in an equitable manner in their own country to prepare for work in their own country, and to lead their own communities to become self-reliant. ACCES work takes place in Kakamega, Western Province, Kenya. The current objectives of ACCES are: (1) to provide long-term training for youth, (2) to teach basic literacy skills to children aged 8 to 14 years, (3) to disseminate knowledge about HIV/AIDS.
Adresse : 2441 Christopherson Road
Surrey, British Columbia,
V4A 3L2
FAX: (604) 254-1100
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Rick Juliusson
Courriel : info@acceskenya.org
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Kakamega
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : This intern will interview LIFA primary students, families, teachers, staff and community members; research literature and information sources; and research post-primary options in the Kakamega area. Basically, they will get an in-depth understanding of how appropriate LIFA is preparing them for whatever comes after LIFA, then document what those post-LIFA options are and determine how we can best prepare for and support that next step.

In Canada
The intern will participate in training and orientation sessions organized by staff, board members, returned volunteers/interns, and CIL. He/she will review organization documents to become well informed about ACCES policies, history and philosophy, and will study and ask questions about the job description to understand the assignment and begin planning steps to accomplish the task. The intern will also begin research into models of post-primary education, and the effects of primary education and post-primary education on the livelihood and wellbeing of girls and boys. He/she will also begin a professional journal, including goals for skills development, and will make a plan for staying in communication and educating contacts in Canada who wish to provide support and learn about Africa and development.

Five applications/outcomes of this work will be:

a) Documentation of the LIFA story. This will produce:
- full stories of students and their families (written, audio and video) for public engagement and our increased understanding. Also valuable archives for follow-up studies 10 years later
- a documentation of the LIFA story (history, mission,development, partnerships, relation to the changing government system...)

b) Assessment of LIFA outcomes
- an assessment of how the LIFA program is preparing students for whatever comes next (how has/will LIFA education make for a better future for them)
- analysis of gender impact/differences (is the experience different for girls? more important/needed? different outcomes? different approaches suggested?)

c) Provide information to help guide development of ACCES' new (proposed) Post-Primary Education Program, with increased awareness of alternatives (types of schools, location, cost, employment outcomes, eligibility requirements...), a process and criteria for determining how to assess a student and help decide what option is best for her/him, and an understanding of when it is best to shift students to vocational/technical training (ie, after 8th grade or earlier?)

d) Create information resources (handouts, workshops, library literature) to add to the Resource Centre that this year's intern is creating, so that it will have information for youth of all ages about their options for post-primary as well as post-secondary education. This will include the information listed above, and other factors such as financial aid options.

e) Suggestions for further development of the LIFA program and the Post-Primary Education program
Organisation d'accueil : Literacy for All
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Literacy For All (LIFA) fosters social and economic development in Kakamega District of Kenya through education and engagement of youth in leadership opportunities in their communities. LIFA operates eight primary schools that provide non-formal education to rural youth who could not otherwise afford to attend school. LIFA also provides a daily meal for students, and a health professional provides basic medical attention and prevention education for students and their families.