Another busy day in Malawi. We woke up to some real ‘pea soup’ weather as the mist filled the sky.
Myself, Mandy and Steven headed to Ndirande TDC for day four of teacher training. As Mandy and I are new to Malawi, we asked our good friends at the school if we could see Mary’s Meals in action.
We were then taken to the area where the porridge is cooked and were able to chat to the truly inspirational volunteers.
These woman started work at 4am to prepare the porridge for the pupils. Each pot served 300 children and there were three pots brewing when we arrived at 9am.
I was in complete admiration to the volunteers who work tirelessly to help the learners in school and do their best to ensure they receive a hot meal.
On our way back to the training we could hear lots of singing and dancing from the EDC which hosts training for nursery teacher development. Mandy and I were instantly drawn to the singing and spent 10 minutes dancing and singing with those in training. It was lots of fun!
Back at training, Steve had started the good lesson cycle and we shared songs to use within their classrooms. It was another busy day of training and we shared our love of reading and were able to visit Blantyre girls library to see some paired reading between the standard 2 and 8 learners.
When we returned to Kabula, the sun was shining and we were able to soak in the beautiful African sun.
We have dinner arranged for this evening with our Malawian colleagues and have one final day of training left.
It has most definitely been a whirlwind week and we have been working hard but I have learned so much over the past few days that I will share with the staff at my school when I return.
Let’s hope we have an excellent last day of training tomorrow :)