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Dolen Cymru


Dolen Cymru - Wales Lesotho Link has been supporting links between Wales and Lesotho in education, health, governance and civil society since 1985. It enables teachers, managers and medical students from Wales to carry out work placements in Lesotho and also supports approximately 50 Wales-Lesotho school links. In 2014 the organisation had an annual income of around £260,000.

In 2013 TWF awarded Dolen Cymru a grant of £8,100 for a one-year project with two Welsh teachers delivering teacher-training workshops to 350 teachers from 149 schools and 5 district Education Officers in Lesotho. The workshops were designed to support Lesotho teachers to adapt to National Curriculum changes by providing training in literacy, co-operative learning strategies, creative use of resources and implementing reading schemes. A second grant of £7,600 was awarded in 2015, with additional funds contributed by volunteer teachers and Dolen Cymru. This was for a second phase of the project to reinforce previous training so that Lesotho teachers and District Education Officers are successfully implementing the practices learnt and able to train teachers in other schools. The impact of these trainings will be evaluated in relation to improvements in teaching practice and in pupils’ reading abilities.

Dolen Cymru teachers delivering literacy training in Lesotho classrooms

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Last updated Friday 16 March, 2018