Jolly-Mercy Learning Centre offers a student-centred teaching and learning environment designed to stimulate the joy of inquiry and interaction. Interactive education encourages students to ask questions, pursue independent lines of inquiry, motivation to interact and relate to others meaningfully, and develop interest and expertise in a broad range of knowledge.
Co-curricular subjects, such as music, art and dance, further enrich the curriculum. Extra-curricular activities, like after-school sports and clubs and programmes of community service are encouraged to play an important part in extending learning to less tangible qualities, such as self-esteem, self-confidence, teamwork, self-discipline and sociability – qualities that play an important part in the development of the students’ ethical systems.
Subjects Offered at Jolly-Mercy Learning Centre
English, Luganda and Swahili
Social Studies, Religious studies and Literacy
Science and computer applications
Music dance and drama
Sports, indoor games, open free games
Introduction to farming
Tayloring, Organic Farming, Bead- making, Catering, Electricity, and Income Generating Activities
Jolly-Mercy Learning Centre is committed to achieving excellence by continuous improvement of its programmes, services and processes. Offering a superior education to students is perhaps the most important factor in creating a successful future for generations that will have to cope with a rapidly changing environment. Leading characteristics of the work of the Jolly-Mercy Learning Centre Education Services are:
The continuing pursuit of excellence in educational practice and management in diverse and challenging settings;Child-centred teaching methods;
A special emphasis on female education and;School-based teacher development.
Currently the focus to enhance quality education is on the following:
- The availability of computer skills training to students and teachers to supplement teaching and improve learning methods;
- The periodical improvement of physical infrastructure, and promotion of a safe and condusive learning environment
- Advanced teacher training through the Institute for Educational Development ;
- Looking at an educational system which facilitate coordination of programmes, identification of best practices and quality educational initiatives, advancement of policy dialogue on safe learning environment and child protection in surrounding communities, improvement in teacher training and retention and acceleration of computer-assisted educational methods.
- Development of long-term strategies to reposition the Jolly-Mercy systems in different geographical regions.