Vision AfriKa held a parents evening in Vlottenburg last week as part of an effort to encourage them to actively engage in and support their children’s learning process.
The meeting, which took place in Stellenzicht Secondary School, was held for parents of Grade 8 and 9 learners in order to strengthen ties both among themselves and with the Vision Vlottenburg team.
On entering the hall, everyone was given a name tag so that they could identify each other. Both parents and their kids then engaged in an ice-breaker exercise, which changed the atmosphere in a positive way almost immediately.
Next the school principal gave a welcome speech, in which he highlighted Vision AfriKa’s valuable work in supporting learners to achieve their dreams.
The Vision Vlottenburg team followed this up by providing parents with an overview of their educational programme and its aims in order to boost engagement and promote a positive, on-going relationship between all three parties.
Finally the learners employed a traditional Vision AfriKa metaphor about the growth of a corn seed in order to illustrate the idea of ‘potential’ and to engage their parents in a discussion on the subject.
They also talked about the need for mutual support in order to ensure continued success.
As one learner concluded: “Thank you Vision AfriKa for what you’re doing, by supporting us and believing in us. There are so many children who have potential, but don’t necessarily have the stamina to achieve it.”
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