The last monitoring and evaluation visit today. Off to Namweyo , Sharon was really excited to see her friend Patrick the DHT. Such a fabulous welcome from the headteacher Joseph. We went over to the library and met an enthusiastic group of library monitors who were able to tell us about their role in supporting others to read and enjoy books.
A great reaction today from little Rani in the yellow standard one boy who came right into the room and shook my hand saying “ Good morning Madame” he then ran straight over to Sharon and gave her a big hug. What a resilient boy!
Really good meeting with the SLT, PTA and mother’s group. Then off to standard 8 to observe an algebra lesson. There was a Good discussion with the teachers about making the maths relevant to real life situations. Also had some discussion about asking the children too share different ways to solve the problems and giving same day support with any children in the class who are struggling with the new concepts. I also modelled some effective written feedback in jotters.
Standard 7 were having a science and technology lesson about plants. The teacher had brought real life plants into the classroom to show the kids and help differentiate between different stem plants.
The teaching staff engaged well with the CPD opportunity on storytelling.
Once again a bit of disappointment that the sewing machine was not being used to make uniforms or sanitary wear. So now a big promise that the teachers, mothers group and PTA will get started!!
On the way home we stopped in at Chisawani school for a wee look around as it might be part of the ML??L programme next session.
Great evening round the table at Kabula tonight sharing experiences with the young group of doctors working voluntarily in the local hospital.
Wonderful sharing!!! Thanks to everyone!!