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[two_third_last]Gatsata Primary is a K-6 urban school located on the highway near the main bus park; it is in quite a chaotic place. 30% of the students come from single parent families or child headed households.
13 Teachers, 741 Students in K-6.
There is very high absenteeism, with about 30% of pupils absent on a daily basis. 20% are arriving at school without a meal. There is a serious issue with female students involved in prostitution, and there are a high number of orphans.
There has been a positive shift from a rote-based to a learner-centered education. Teachers have become more self-confident in their teaching. There is a deeper trust and collaboration between teachers and leaders, allowing them to better address the serious issues at Gatsata.
Ladislas, one of our Quality Education Team Leaders, shares from a visit to a P2 Math class at Gatsata Primary 1 today.