|The road building continues|
|Imagine the dust cloud from this lorry|
I watched a mum with a baby on her back and shopping in her hand get on the back of a moto. Before they set off she passed her shopping to the driver who put it in the front, then she wrapped an extra piece of cloth around the baby so that his head was completely covered by the cloth to protect him from the dust. Then she put her helmet on and off they went... I wish I had a photo.
|Making teaching materials|
|I can't resist...|
This week’s travelling has been up to one of the beautiful rural areas. The training is for three days and so we travel up on Monday mornings, stay overnight at the priests’ house and return on Wednesday afternoon. This week we had a science training day for senior school teachers, followed by a science day for primary school teachers and then a social studies day for primary teachers. Our main aim is to encourage pupil participation and active learning methods, to make learning fun and effective. We certainly had fun, and it was great to see teachers taking on board all the new ideas and methods. We introduced role play and as Rwandans have a great sense of fun they really threw themselves into it.
|The lads enjoying themselves|
|Health and Safety Exec eat your heart out!|
|A day off school and best clothes|
Whilst we were at the priests house there was an amazing celebration at the church including an outdoor service of Mass for 6000 people!! The singing and music and drumming was wonderful. The crowd was enormous and we had difficulty getting through but a kind man cleared a path for us.
Everyone was enjoying themselves and many many people in the community were involved, it was a very special day.
The clearing up afterwards took no time at all with all the willing helpers.
The local children had the day off school. Some of you will remember playing with a similar toy when you were young!!
After such a strenuous week I was glad to get home and relax with my knitting. Thanks Cat – my scarf is going to be beautiful, and warm during the next rainy season xx
Lots of love to everyone. I hope you are enjoying some lovely long summer evenings.
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