Refugee finds hope through teaching
John Byamungu Nachale has helped young children to access quality education
John, a refugee teacher, works with Children on the Edge to pioneer a new approach to early years education for Congolese refugee children in Uganda
He had to flee the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) after being attacked and left for dead. He now lives in Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda, where he is director of a preschool and helps to train and supervise the teachers.
He said: “My work brings me hope, because I am working with children, which I love.
““I understand the situation for refugees. Lack of education is a major problem for our future. Education gives light to the future of our children.”
The charity has trialled cluster learning: small outdoor early years classes for the youngest children. The cluster group classes help to reach more children in the community as the learning centre building can’t accommodate every child.
You can read more about John, and Children on the Edge’s work, in this blog on their website.