My apologies for the lack of updates about the community library project. After a couple months of organizing and attempting to fit a square peg into a circular hole, we’ve defied the laws of physics and now have a functioning library! Students from the IFP (teachers in training) are now leading tutoring sessions for two hours a day, Monday – Thursday afternoons. Normally the sessions consist of four IFP students doing interactive reading activities with about 20-30 primary school students to develop their interest in the joy of reading and writing. The link is to a short video in which, the IFP student leading the session has just finished a read aloud and is currently working with the students on how to scribe the letter ‘e’. There is still work to be done, as we would like the IFP students to work with smaller groups of primary kids, but that’s an easy fix!
Additionally, the library keys now live at the primary school under the responsibility of the school secretary, so the teachers have been able to take books out of the library to use in their classes.
Lastly, a big thanks to my site mate, Jesse, who has put a ton of effort the past couple months into getting the program up and running. He’s already starting to take the lead on the project since I am leaving Moz in a short four months. Our current goal is to get tutoring sessions going in the morning as well as the afternoon starting next trimester.
Kids with books, score one for the good guys!