Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday June 20 Week 2

This week has just flown by. Every day at Bantuma, we are reading, playing word games, standing in for teachers who are not in school, playing games, coloring, and giving the children as much as we can.

I spend lots of time talking to the teachers, trying to get them to understand how children learn and the difference between them really understanding and just being able to repeat something. This seems to be one of the biggest challenges. Many of the teachers think that just because they can say a word, they understand what it means, or that if they can not do a math problem they are stubborn. They do not think they may not know the times tables well enough to do a problem.

Aubrey from Sabre took the volunteers to two of the other projects that they are involved in. They both are in a rural area in this school district. You can check out some of the Sabre projects at

NO pictures this week it takes too long to upload! Need to get somewhere else!

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