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01/08/2016

See Me See Abilities

Sautso Ndalama is a Malawian Video Editor and DJ who is living with “ no hands”. However he has defied all odds by using his feet and legs to become a trusted Video Editor and DJ. He is a great inspiration to persons with disabilities. His story film is one of the finalists in the Focus on Ability International Film Festival. By voting for his film, you will be help Sautso achieve his dream of establishing and owning a quality video studio. Please vote for his video on this link ; http://www.focusonability.com.au/…/See_Me_See_Abilities_971…. His video is titled “See Me See Abilities” It has been submitted by MacDonald Nyirenda from Malawi. Please share this with friends and families. #focusonability. Ater voting go to your email in box to verify your vote so tha it si counted. And comment on the film by clicking the comment button next to vote now button. Just by voting you stand a change to win a Toshiba laptop or $50iTunes voucher awarded by the organisers (NOVA). For contact MacDonald Nyirenda on this page or MacDonald Nyirenda's Facebook account.

29/07/2016

Sautso Ndalama is a Malawian Video Editor and DJ who is living with “ no hands”. However he has defied all odds by using his feet and legs to become a trusted Video Editor and DJ. He is a great inspiration to persons with disabilities. His story film is one of the finalists in the Focus on Ability International Film Festival. By voting for his film, you will be help Sautso achieve his dream of establishing and owning a quality video studio. Please vote for his video on this link ; http://www.focusonability.com.au/…/See_Me_See_Abilities_971…. His video is titled “See Me See Abilities” It has been submitted by MacDonald Nyirenda from Malawi. Please share this with friends and families. #focusonability

28/05/2016

Stella Girls Secondary School...sometime back!

28/05/2016

Thanks to Kristofer, Kogi and the Headteacher for Oloosutia Primary School

28/05/2016

*********ICT4Schools Visited Oloosutia Kanji Primary in Kenya*******
A team comprising of sQuid Kenya, sQuid UK and ICT4Schools-Malawi staff visited Oloosutia Kanji Primary School in Kiserian, Nairobi that is currently utilising the iMlango Learning Platform. The aim of the visit was to appreciate and understand the possibilities with the iMlango Learning Platform and opportunities that it can offer us here in Malawi.

28/05/2016

***********ICT4Schools Invited to a Meeting in Nairobi***********
The meeting was attended by Mr. Adam Smith, Chief Executive Offcer of sQuid UK, and Mr. Simon Kaniu, General Manager of sQuid Kenya and Moses Nyirenda, Project Manager of ICT4Schools Malawi . The main objective of the meeting was to discuss with sQuid CEO, our needs and aims to partner with sQuid in implementing ICT projects particularly those relating to education in Malawi.

11/04/2016

ARVs Shall Be a Song Of The Past

ARVs Shall Be a Song Of The Past is a play done by Stella Maris Secondary School under Multimedia AIDS Communication Project funded by PEPFAR - U.S. Embassy Lilongwe

16/02/2016

GENIUS OF THE CLASS (MZWANYA) - 2ND EDITION (MSCE)

Participate to be Genius of The Class and win beautiful ICT4Schools T-Shirt and great educational materials. Follow the links bellow.

Forms 1 and 2

http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya-1st-edition-jce

Forms 3 and 4

http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya-2nd-edition

dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com ICT4Schools welcomes you into Genius of The Class (Mzwanya) 2nd Edition. In the first edition (May 2015) three students were awarded beautiful ICT4Schools T-Shirts. For your own information, all these students excelled in the 2015 Malawi School Certificate of Education exams and qualify for the entr…

25/01/2016

To all our dear secondary school teachers, here is an opportunity for scholarship for teacher training for Malawian secondary school teachers by the government of Japan to conduct research on school education at Japanese universities.

13/01/2016

Participate to be Genius of The Class and win beautiful ICT4Schools T-Shirt and great educational materials.

For Form 1 and 2s: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya-1st-edition-jce

For Form 3 and 4s: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya-2nd-edition

17/12/2015

Genius of the Class - Quiz 2nd Edition

dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com 17/12/2015

GENIUS OF THE CLASS (MZWANYA)

Win by participating in this Quiz!!!

Forms 1 and 2: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya…

Forms 3 and 4: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya…

dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com Hello student, Hard and Honest work pays off as you are about to be genius of the class. Eligibility 1. Only students to participate (Both in school and out of school) 2. First Five (5) students to be awarded 3. Name of school to which a student belongs is mandatory (Compulsory) …

03/12/2015

ICT4Schools 'GENIUS OF THE CLASS' Quiz is now OPEN!

The Quiz closes on 31st December 2015, Midnight Local time. Winners will be announced Mid-January 2016.
Follow one of the links to participate and share to your friend.

Forms 1 and 2: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya…

Forms 3 and 4: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya…

For more details contact MacDonald Nyirenda: +265 884 615 113 OR Email: [email protected]. You may also write through ICT4Schools page.

Good Luck and Great preparation for the Christmas time!!!

01/12/2015

BIG Welcome to all students! Hopefully, you have had great studies in 2015. As promised here is 2nd Edition of Genius of the Class Quiz for the form 3s and 4s, and 1st Edition of Genius of the Class for form 1s and 2s. Participate in the Quiz and be "Genius of the Class" and win Beautiful ICT4Schools T-Shirt and precious learning materials. In the last Genius of the Class in May 2015 outstand students received their prizes. So you are the next.

The Quiz closes on 31st December 2015, Midnight Local time. Winners will be announced Mid-January 2016.
Follow one of the links to participate and share to your friend.

Forms 1 and 2: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya-1st-edition-jce

Forms 3 and 4: http://dmsictmalawi.polldaddy.com/s/genius-of-class-mzwanya-2nd-edition

For more details contact MacDonald Nyirenda: +265 884 615 113 OR Email: [email protected]. You may also write through ICT4Schools page.

Good Luck and Great preparation for the Christmas time!!!

05/11/2015

Be prepared for very soon 2nd Genius of The Class Quiz.

05/11/2015

Good policies, Promoting ICT and Education

19/10/2015

ICT4Schools is pleased to congratulate the pioneer-awardees of Genius of The Class (MZWANYA) quiz for excelling in the 2015 Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE). The following results show the students qualified to apply to the University of Malawi and private universities.
1. James Namwaza of Chichiri Secondary School = 22 points
2. Canaan Ngolombe of New Era Day Pvt Secondary School = 29 points.

Bravo guys ICT4Schools wishes you, all the best!

All students are reminded that the 2nd Version of Genius of The Class will be open very soon.

15/10/2015

15th October every year is Mother's Day. On behalf of ICT4Schools I extend long life wishes to all mothers as we are students because of them. May God bless you our mothers.

wikihow.com 30/09/2015

How to Deal With Exam Stress

Have You Ever Suffered From Exam Stress?
Compiled By: MacDonald Nyirenda

Exams are a crucial part of education. However, many students fall into exam stress when examinations are on their nose. In many cases, exam stress is all in the mind, and mental discipline is a large part of what is needed to succeed. Failure in examinations is everyone’s uncalled for expectation. Then, what causes exam illness, are there possible solutions?
Poor preparation is the main cause of exam stress, and knowing what you do and what to achieve is a perfect way to go through horrible exam nervousness.

Preparing for the Test

1. Know what is expected of you. Be sure to consult your syllabus or ask your teacher what material you will be responsible for. If you have a concrete sense of what you will be tested on, the future test will feel less vague and more like something you can handle.
If you aren't clear on anything, ask your teacher. Teachers would much rather answer questions than have their students precede without understanding what's expected.
Make sure you have read your syllabus and any information your teacher has given you before asking the question.

2. Study in conditions similar to your test room. There is a phenomenon in psychology called context-dependent memory. It refers to the idea that we are best able to remember things in environments similar to when the information was encoded. A related phenomenon is called state-dependent memory, which means that our memory is better when we learn and retrieve information in similar bodily states.
If you will be in a quiet room during your exam, try to simulate those conditions while you prepare. This is using context-dependent memory to your advantage.

As an example of state-dependent memory, if you prepare for your exam using caffeine, your memory on test day may be better if you have a similar amount of caffeine then, too. Use this knowledge and know that you are taking evidence-backed steps to maximise your exam score; keep that in mind if you are feeling stressed about your upcoming exam.

3. Take notes in class. Do not just rely on your memory or your course book. Take your class time seriously by taking notes summarising what your teacher has said. If you are feeling exam stress, you can review your notes; this will help you remember things that happened in class that you didn’t even take notes on, further giving you a sense of mastery over your material.
When taking notes, focus on jotting down keywords and key ideas, rather than trying to take dictation. Copying out the exact sentences is not as important as getting down the main ideas.
Review your notes weekly. This will help you learn the material and transfer it to long-term memory. When it comes time for the exam, you'll feel much better prepared.

4. Manage your time wisely. Do not just cram for an exam last minute; this will surely lead to exam stress. Break up your study time into chunks over days, or weeks even. When you "chunk" your study time over the course of a longer period of time, such as a few days or weeks, you will retain more of the information.
If possible, because of state-dependent memory, try to study at around the same time of day as you will be taking the test. This way you will be similarly tired/awake when you study and when you take your test. You will be used to how you feel when dealing with your course material on test day.
If possible, because of state-dependent memory, try to study at around the same time of day as you will be taking the test. This way you will be similarly tired/awake when you study and when you take your test. You will be used to how you feel when dealing with your course material on test day.

5. Take frequent breaks. According to psychology studies, the average human brain can only focus on one task effectively for about 45 minutes. In addition, research in neuroscience suggests that focusing on the same thing for too long diminishes the brain's ability to accurately process it.
Find more in prior for the next session.
http://www.simplypsychology.org/forgetting.html
http://www.simplypsychology.org/forgetting.html
http://web.csulb.edu/~jmiles/psy100/kelemen.pdf

wikihow.com Exams are a crucial part of education and the source of stress for many students. In order to avoid crippling anxiety from these pesky evaluations, it is important to approach them with a clear mind and an understanding of how to deal with...

30/09/2015

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24/09/2015

Every year MANEB administers PLSC, JCE, MSCE, TT and other examinations results. AS you are reading this, students are busy preparing ahead of the 2016 examinations. Among these students are JCE students who are putting everything in academic orderly to test whether they are academically fit to join senior educational level.

Big concern that I have, "telling the hungry cooker that she/he will not eat the meal that she's cooking will compromise the quality or even cause boycott of the food being prepared."

ICT4Schools sincerely encourages JCE students that it's high time to work extra hard to excel in 2016 examinations.

Good Luck from ICT4Schools Team!

bigthink.com 15/09/2015

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Big Think

Hello students! it's a second week now since schools opened on 7th September 2015 in the first term. You are now being introduced to new topics in the advanced class. ICT4Schools is your academic key for success. Here are 4 Tips for mastering everything you learn.

Learning isn't easy. For some, it's damn near impossible. But that's because we go about wrong.

How odd that we never taught HOW to learn in school. It's such an important life skill.

Today I came across this article on learning: http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/assessing-the-evidence-for-the-one-thing-you-never-get-taught-in-school-how-to-learn

While the article goes into far more depth, I thought I'd relay 4 simple tips:

1. Force your-self to recall.
The least-fun part of effective learning is that it's hard. When learning if difficult, you're doing your best learning.

2. Don't fall for fluency.
When you're reading something and it feels easy, what you're experiencing is fluency. Don't fall for this. Force yourself to recall. Make it hard. You don't get big muscles by lifting easy weights ;)

3. Connect the new thing to the old things. When you're weaving in new threads into your pre-existing web of knowledge, you're elaborating.

4. Reflect!


This was extracted from the link below. Get ready for a second edition of "Genius of the Class" Quiz to come very soon. Your friends got their awards in the last quiz and now it's your turn to have yours.

bigthink.com A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest has evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and…

translate.chichewadictionary.org 04/09/2015

Mwalandiridwa!/ Welcome!

Hello all students! Good news: Be master of vocabulary and excel in English fluency; be outstanding in essay, composition writing and best in class. Do you have Chichewa word that you want it's English meaning OR English word and get Chichewa meaning THEN use Chichewa dictionary online for free by clicking http://translate.chichewadictionary.org/ You can access on you internet phone, laptop and any other internet device.
For more on this contact MacDonald Nyirenda on 0884615113

translate.chichewadictionary.org Dictionary project which resulted in a new Chichewa/Chinyanja English Dictionary with almost 900 pages and more than 40,000 entries, also available online.

26/08/2015

Let’s Us Prevent Our Heads from fading; A Student is a Student.
Read the Case-Study, and then respond to the Question given.

1. In which subjects (Is it Biology or …) can this case study be used?
2. What are the reasons /back up points for the case study to be used in the subjects identified?
3. Name at least 3 local civil society organisations that are related to the case study.
4. How doe deforestation affect education system?
5. In which district was the meeting held?

25/08/2015

REFRESHER-COURSE TO MALAWI’s ECONOMIC SYSTEM;
Encouraging Future Innovation: Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Localised By: MacDonald Nyirenda

Entrepreneurs drive Malawi's economy, accounting for the majority of our nation's new job creation and innovations. According to recent findings one of them (the U. S. Census Bureau's 2002 Survey of Business Owners), self-employed individuals who have no paid employees operate three-fourths of U.S. businesses. The U. S. Small Business Administration reports that America's 25.8 million small businesses employ more than 50 percent of the private workforce, generate more than half of the nation's gross domestic product, and are the principal source of new jobs in the U.S. economy. In case of Malawi, there are many young people with entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and visions but they are discouraged by fiscal policy systems used in the economy of Malawi. Alternative for stabilising national economy is by not suckling from the entrepreneurial roots instead we should have skills and strategies of watering them.

Benefits of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is an employment strategy that can lead to economic self-sufficiency for young people who are in majority of the 15 million. Self-employment provides young people and their families with the potential to create and manage businesses in which they function as the employer or boss, rather than merely being an employee. Often times, the youth are eligible and receive supplemental supports (technical and financial) which can serve as a safety net that may decrease the risk involved with pursuing self-employment opportunities.

Nearly 80 percent of would-be entrepreneurs in Malawi are between the ages of 18 and 34. A 2005 poll from Junior Achievement (JA) in U.S for instance, found that 68.6 percent of the teenagers interviewed wanted to become entrepreneurs, even though they knew that it would not be an easy path. In spite of this overwhelming interest, however, youth rarely receive any information about entrepreneurship as a career option. However, a show of appreciation should go to some tertiary institutions that have started entrepreneurship programmes in Malawi. The Malawi Polytechnic is one of them for the public and Pentecostal Life University among the private universities.

Entrepreneurship education offers a solution. It seeks to prepare people; particularly youth, to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers by immersing them in real life learning experiences where they can take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes.

Advantages of Entrepreneurship Education

Through entrepreneurship education, young people, without forgetting those with disabilities, learn organisational skills, including time and resources management, leadership development and interpersonal skills, all of which are highly transferable skills hunted by employers. According to Logic Models and Outcomes for Youth Entrepreneurship Programs (2001), a report by the D.C. Children and Youth Investment Corporation, other positive outcomes include:
• Improved academic performance, school attendance; and educational attainment
• Increased problem-solving and decision-making abilities
• Enhanced interpersonal relationships, teamwork, money management, and public speaking skills
• job readiness
• Boosted social psychological development (self-esteem, ego development, self-efficacy), and
• Perceived improved health status

Research commissioned by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of its programs found that when youth participated in entrepreneurship programs:
• Interest in attending college increased 32 percent
• Occupational aspirations increased 44 percent
• Independent reading increased 4 percent
• Leadership behaviour increased 8.5 percent
• Belief that attaining one's goals is within one's control (locus of control) increased, and
• Alumni (99 percent) recommended NFTE programs

Benefits of Entrepreneurship Education

Research regarding the impact of entrepreneurship education on youth with shows the following benefits:

Opportunity for Work Based Experiences

o Work experiences for youth during high school, both paid and unpaid, help them acquire jobs at higher wages after they graduate. Also, students who participate in occupational education and special education in integrated settings are more likely to be competitively employed than students who have not participated in such activities.

Opportunity to Exercise Leadership and Develop Interpersonal Skills

Firstly, thanks to Malawi’s government for rural community colleges initiative (If with zero hidden-interest).
o By launching a small business or school-based enterprise, youth can lead and experience different roles. In addition, they learn to communicate their ideas and influence others effectively through the development of self-advocacy and conflict resolution skills. Moreover, they learn how to become team players, and to engage in problem solving and critical thinking -- skills valued highly by employers in the competitive workplace of the 21st Century. Mentors, including peer mentors both with and without disabilities, can assist the youth in developing these competencies.

Opportunity to Develop Planning, Financial Literacy, and Money Management Skills
o The ability to set goals and to manage time, money and other resources are important entrepreneurship skills which are useful in any workplace. For youth, learning about financial planning, including knowledge about available work incentives is critical for budding entrepreneurs who are currently receiving Support from developmental partners.

How to Get Started

Entrepreneurship education can be provided in many different settings. There is no one right program or set of activities. Rather, it is matter of identifying what works for the young people served in a program. Before starting, consider the following issues:
• The age of the young people
• Their interests and abilities
• The time they have to devote to entrepreneurial activities
• The available fiscal and human resources (i.e., community support, business support)
• The expertise of staff and what kind of training and support staff might need
• The effect program participation may have on youth supports and benefits
• The availability of existing entrepreneurial programs in the area
• The support of the program from organisation's leadership, and
• The intended outcomes of the program/activities
Including Youth in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education
In order to fully integrate youth with in entrepreneurship education programs, it is important to consider accommodations and financial resources.

Accommodations
Some youth with disabilities may need accommodations in order to maximize their ability to benefit from the program. Accommodations are changes made in a classroom, worksite, or assessment procedure that help people with disabilities learn, work, or receive services. Accommodations are designed to alleviate the effects of a disability so that the person can perform effectively, The U.S. Department of Labour (http://AskJAN.org).

Financial Planning
Special financial planning considerations exist for youth who are Social Security benefit recipients planning a career path that involves small business ownership. Several work incentives should be available to assist them in their efforts, including a Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS) account. It is also important that they understand the impact of their small business efforts on their entitlement to cash and medical benefits.

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