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“Our mission is to impact impoverished emerging and developing nations by empowering teachers with educational resources that enhance their ability to teach and instills in students a lifelong desire to learn.”

Outcomes
  • 4150 PALs distributed to date
  • Over 2100 teachers have received a teacher’s manual.
  • 82 Volunteers have traveled with the PAL Project to distribute PALs, train teachers, and visit the schools and villages.  Each of these volunteers has paid their own way to go and bless the schools in Malawi and Zambia.

Some recent quotes from the 2017 Assessment Forms:

“PAL increases the knowledge in both the teachers and the learners

“My learners have learned how to make colours from a colour wheel… Thank you PALs.”

“The PAL helps both gifted and slow learners most of the slow learners are participated in English and Mathematics subjects”

“We need more lapdesks because the learners fight for them”

“The teacher’s manual guides me in almost all subjects I teach”

“Since I started using PAL I no Problem with my learners on Multiplication time table”

“In my classroom learners didn’t know how to make a calendar but now they know using the PAL and they can construct a calendar for every year you ask them.”

“Those learners who were very slow in reading, writing have improved…”

Attendance:

“Since the coming of PAL, I have noticed an increase in class attendance.”
C. Sinkonde – Katope School – Standard 4

“My class has changed ie the scores are high and also the number of drop outs has been lowered.”
V. Gondwe – Nyama School – Standard 5

“The most successive part of the Lapdesks is that they have improved the learners attendance at school.”
C. Seda – Chilembwe School – Standard 8

Penmanship:

“(The PAL) has improved the handwriting of learners .”
B. Kamisala – Sonkhwe School – Standard 4

“It has improved learners handwriting so it has reduced my work of helping them”
J. Jumbe – Chilembwe School – Standard 5

“Due to insufficient desks in class learners have problems in handwriting but now with the use of the PAL most learners are able to write a good handwriting and well improved one.”
J. Phiri – Chilembwe School – Standard 8

Math/Science:

“At first I had problems in teaching the solar system but with the available of the PAL the topic was successful.”
I. Ngoma – Chilembwe School – Standard 7

“Most learners are able to recite their multiplication tables and telling time through the PAL.”
A. Maseko – Chilembwe School – Standard 8

“The PAL has simplified how to introduce mathematics as a subject to learners.”
E. Kadongola – Katope School – Headmaster – Standard 5 and Standard 6

Classroom Participation:

“Teaching becomes simple to me because learners participate actively using these PALs”
L. Supedi – Gulule School Standard 4B

“When I am using the PAL many learners always be busy listening and my lessons always successful.”
A. Msendema – Katope School – Standard 3

“The PAL has helped other students, especially visual students to learn more things…. And it helps the teacher to use it as a resource to describe some difficult facts.”
F. Gama – Sonkhwe School – Standard 5

Language Skills/ Social Studies:

“Learners are able to name alphabet letters properly and are also able to name days of the week starting from Monday”
R. T. Mtomwa – Gulule School – Standard 3A

“They are used as tools for teaching life skills, cleanliness, as well as parts of speech.”
E. Kamunga – Gulule School – Standard 2 C

“Learners are able to differentiate things like shapes, colours, numbers, etc. from the PAL.”
C. Chipalanjira – Chilembwe School – Standard 1

Teacher Response:

“The PAL benefits me because it simplifies and clarifies the ideas easily.”
H. Mukumbwa – Gulule School Standard 5A

“This has helped me because learners understand the concepts I want to teach because of the PAL.”
F. Sailesi – Chilembwe School – Standard 3

“The teaching process becomes very simple as most examples are on the PAL, e.g. the solar system.”
J. Phiri – Chilembwe School – Standard 8

“I am successful in my teaching because PALs have helped me to clarify concepts that are difficult to teach and it has helped learners to succeed in their studies. I enjoy teaching using PALs because my style of teaching has improved greatly.”
S. Thindwa – Gulule School – Standard 7

“The PAL has helped our learners since they are interested and encouraged with the PALs. Others even know how to differentiate the parts of speech.”
M Swgwi – Gulule School – Standard 7

Additional Responses:

“These PALs must be sent to many schools to encourage learners to success.”
L. Supedi – Gulule School Standard 4B

“I just want to encourage that this system should not stop distributed in schools because my learners are learned quickly through PAL.”
A. Msendema – Katope School – Standard 3

“They need more (PALs) so that everyone has access during all lessons….Some NGOs have admired them so that they can reach all schools.”
L. Mlongoti – Chilembwe School – Standard 8

“Both the Manual and the PAL are helpful they makes learners grab the information quickly.”
R. Chikumba – Nyama Standard 3