Anti bullying school based project

A Peacemaking Project by lillian n.

What is the injustice we are solving?

anti bullying school based project seeks to address bullying in kaspi school mostly because this school has children from other countries i.e Congo, Sudan and Rwanda as well as Kenya. bullying is on the rise in this school most especially from the children from Sudan who feel like they are being discriminated since they are not from Kenya. there has been cases reported of Sudanese children having a standoff with their teachers leading to some being expelled.we wish to bring the kaspi community school together using sports and culture events so as to bring the children together and help end bullying in the school.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of Bullying in kaspi community school
we will address lack of information on the backgroung, cultral and way of life for both communities i,e kenyan and sudanese
by holding cultral events and sports that will engage both cultures and learn to embrace each other. train teachers and school administration on how to handle conflict in school. encourage both pupils and parents to embrace each other and live in harmony

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • To progressively end bullying in Kaspi primary school so as to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning.

We will increase my / our compassion by...

Through listening to young individuals challenges and providing feedback. Volunteering our time and efforts to fix bullying at Kaspi primary school. Empathizing with each other situation at Kaspi primary school so as to be in a position to address the issue. Accepting their opinions on the way of life as students. Engaging teachers to help us address the bullying injustice. Through the talking box, we can be able to understand different views from the whole school.

How will you show courage?

Through taking responsibility for addressing existing injustices without fear. Through listening with those who disagree with us by creating an open forum to bring their issues on board. Through helping students find solutions to their challenges through the use of problem and solution trees. Learning from previous mistakes and never repeat them again. Asking for help with our challenges from teachers and experts in the field. Finding role models at and outside Kaspi School.

How will you collaborate with others?

Through sharing with you our challenges faced on regular basis. Sourcing for funds and extra recourses required for a project be successful. Through finding more volunteers to help in implementing the project. Setting up our goals and objectives to be met by each partner for the Peace first project

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

Through regular evaluation what students learn during peace first session. Feedback from kids to know whether bullying has reduced at Kaspi primary school. Through observation when students are at games to see whether they can play without bullying each other. Monitoring their school performance before and after the project has been implemented. Improvement in school grades should be a clear indicator that peace first project is effective at Kaspi primary school.Students’ willingness to actively raise issues they face as students. Using the talking box to know the views of the students on a regular basis

Key Steps

Reflection:

How did the project deepen your team's understanding of the injustice?

we now know that to find a solution you need to get to the root cause of the problem and through this project we understood that being informed is key to understand certain situations.both communities took time to understand each others way of life with the help of our team and teachers and eventually we are progressively seeing changes in the school.

How did your community change as a result of your project?

1. The school is enrolling more students in the school since the parents and guardians are informed and understand both Kenyan and Sudanese way of life. 2. The school is performing better in their academics since there Is good atmosphere for learning. 3. The school recently worn a strophe for best soccer players in the community and the team is inclusive of both Kenyan and Sudanese kids. 4. No teacher has resigned in the last six months due to lack of respect by the students. 5. The community is progressively embracing each other since Githurai is home for not only Sudanese but also Congolese and Ethiopians.

How many people were impacted by your project?

1700

Explain how you came up with the number of people impacted by the project?

kaspi school has over 800 pupils which translates to 800 parents.the teachers in the school are 15 and our team of five and finally the community at large since there has been around 50 pupils enrolled in the school which is an increase from the usual ten .

How did your team learn more about the people affected by the injustice?

we have been working in partnership with the school for last one year through our sexual reproductive health rights project where we offer monthly mentor ship and provide the girls with sanitary pads and through the mentor ship sessions we got to learn more challenges being experienced in the school

What did your team learn?

we learned that kids were dropping out of school and through our follow up we found that bullying was among the reasons there was high rate of school dropout. teachers were also resigning day in day out which became a concern while the school population was not growing but decreasing and this was a major concern.

What challenges did your team overcome?

1. we were able to bring pupils, teachers and parents together to help bring peace, harmony and cohesiveness in the school. 2. more pupils are now being enrolled in the school. 3. sports has turned out to be the center of the schools peace, love and togetherness to a point it is the leading school in terms of soccer. 4. the schools academic performance is improving

How have you involved others in designing, carrying out, or expanding this project?

we are working closely with the school administration ans stake holders to see how we can expand this project more so since more and ore children are being enrolled in the school and the school is also doing very well in terms of sport.

What advice would you give to someone starting a peacemaking project?

This has been a very interesting journey for me and my team having sessions and activities just to understand the other person and bringing students together. my advice would be positive change begins with you.one step at a time and you will see greater impacts.and peace is mostly achieved through dialogue and understanding.

Our Updates:

cultural day at kaspi school

lillian n. 28 June 2018 2:52 our last event included a cultural day where we had different students showcase their talents like modelling ,cultural dances,eating competition,choral verses,spoken word etc.the event was successful, engaging and very informative.

Comments:

Fish S.
21 November 2017 13:19

Hi Lillian -- sorry to hear that this conflict is occurring at your school. I think it's courageous of you to want to take on this issue of bullying that targets immigrant students, and I think that sports and culture events are a great way to do it.

We are happy to help. Have you started to plan your events yet? If not, you can use our tools, and we'd be happy to connect you with mentors and mini-grants.  

lillian n.
20 November 2017 3:38

any additional information or questions regarding our project is highly recommended.' asanteni sana' meaning thanks very much  

Amani A.
2 August 2018 14:29

Dear Lillian,

Thanks for sharing your reflection with us. It seems that your project had a huge impact on Kaspi school and the community around; it was good to see that this project affected the parents' perspective as well. Also, it was good to see that you have been working with the school for one year - the ongoing activities are a key aspect in maintaining the behavioral change and ultimately the positive impact.

Lillian, what is your next plan?

Again, thanks for sharing the reflection - I will reach out to you through email.

Best,
Amani