2020 Family of the Year Award (FOYA) Prizegiving
On Thursday 29th October, eKitabu held a conversation on Zoom with parents and teachers who joined a new program we have been working on for the past two years, and launched this year during the pandemic: the Family Of the Year Award. The program was open to all parents of children with and without disabilities to celebrate parents, caregivers, and families who find ways to improve their children’s learning. The COVID-19 pandemic gave special relevance to this experimental effort focused on inclusive and quality education.
2020 FOYA winners
- Miriam Ongama, Grand Prize Winner, Ebukuya School for the Deaf in Vihiga County.
- Fidelis Kimeu, First Runner Up, Thika School for the Blind in Kiambu County
- Victoria Masila, First Runner Up, Thika School for the Blind in Kiambu County
- James Wanyama, Second Runner Up, St. Oda School for the Blind in Siaya County
eKitabu congratulates all of the FOYA winners and participants in our first annual event. FOYA was an idea conceived by the eKitabu team in order to support parents’ engagement in their children’s learning activities because we recognize that parents are key in the development, care, and education of their children. Parents’ encouragement at home gives children a sense of belonging and inspiration to do their chores well at home and work hard in school. The eKitabu team is excited to work with parents, teachers and children in developing this new FOYA program in order to engage families and promote a more inclusive and accessible education for all learners.