The year 2017 was a busy one for us at Jaslika, making the year go that much faster. During this time we were able to undertake a variety of activities that encompassed knowledge building, sharing, learning and reflecting while at the same time enhancing our visibility through the launch of our website Jaslika.com and integrated social media platforms Jaslika Consulting and The Write Policy.
The second bi-annual conference on Education Evidence for Action (EE4A) was successfully held in Nyeri on 5th and 6th December 2017. The focus and goal of the second EE4A Conference was to consolidate evidence gathered in the past three years for policy engagement with government in the education sector.
The search for positive deviant (PD) schools in Kenya, commissioned by TWAWEZA EAST AFRICA and spearheaded by Dr. Sheila Wamahiu with a team of JASLIKA researchers, found its way to one of the ASAL (Arid and Semi-Arid Land) regions in Kenya early September, 2017.
This talk by the Director of Jaslika Consulting Limited was originally presented in her capacity as UNICEF Uganda’s Chief of Education at a panel discussion commemorating International Teachers Day in 2006. The event was organised by the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Kampala.
On Thursday 31st August, Ms Wangui Nganga and Ms Naom Ondicho represented Jaslika Consulting at a workshop organised by THINK EQUAL-Kenya at a Nairobi Hotel. The one day workshop, funded by UNICEF was graced by participants from the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN), Plan International, Women Education Researchers of Kenya (WERK), Kenya National Commission for UNESCO, Nairobi County and early childhood teachers.
Since February 2017, Dr Sheila Wamahiu has been leading a team of Jaslika researchers in documenting Positive Deviance (PD) schools in Kenya. Commissioned by Twaweza East Africa, the PD approach is relatively new in the region and to the field of education.
Director of Jaslika Consulting, Dr. Sheila Wamahiu, shared her insights into value-based education with participants at the ADEA 2017 Triennale on Education and Training held in Dakar, Senegal. She was a panelist at a parallel session on Building Peace and Global Citizenship through Education.