The days were numbered and my time was ending in Mombasa and I was FINALLY given the go ahead to complete the Marine Environmental Program I’ve been dreaming of doing! To say the least I was rejuvenated. I was first … Continue reading
1. I’ve taught an entire PE lesson with a small baby in my arms. Did I have to? No, but I couldn’t leave her crying! 2. While prepping my lessons on the staff room floor, a little chick (I’ve ironically … Continue reading
There’s nothing more inspiring than seeing children who have never swam a full lap in their life be determined to swim four just to fill their schools with textbooks. On November 8th, our Swimathon began in a typical drizzle that … Continue reading
Support our student’s ‘Swimathon for Textbooks’ by donating pledges for every lap they swim! On November 8th 2013, our students will be heading to a local swimming pool and will be swimming the height of Kilimanjaro with the support of pledges from around the world! All the money raised will go towards providing much needed textbooks into our classrooms.
If you and your class want to participate in this fundraising event, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for a fundraising package!
Donations can be made through our ‘Just Giving’ and ‘Charitable Trust’ Pages:
GVI Volunteers have these students up until Standard 6. After that, our volunteer presence is lifted and shifted back into Kenyan teacher’s hands. Once they reach Standard 8 they have to take a national exam, their KCPE, to see if they can move on to Secondary School. Without passing this exam, the students cannot move on in their education or have a certified & documented education. The attainment of certification means more open doors from documented jobs to bank loans. This certificate means a lot in guaranteeing a bright future for our students.
Not all of our students will pass this exam, attain certification and move on. But we’re hoping Continue reading
Nyota Ing’arayo became an official school and today we celebrated. There was pilau, singing, dancing, smiling, and definite laughing going on at the school amongst teachers, staff, volunteers and especially the students. With Nyota becoming a school, the Students of Standard 8 are able to sit their Kenyan Certified Primary Education (KCPE) exam wearing uniforms representing their school. Now it’s official and Nyota is moving on from it’s child care centre days to a government recognized school. Continue reading
A panoramic of our Standard 3 classroom here in Mombasa from the front of the room.
My group reading session today had my girls looking at, ‘The Giving Tree‘ by Shel Silverstein. Before reading the book we did a pre-reading activity that asked the question: “If you could ask a tree to give you anything you wanted, … Continue reading
Just like most things that take a bit of courage, deciding to travel all happened in a blink of an eye. One day my good friend and I decided that enough was enough – we wanted to do some travelling. … Continue reading
Tomorrow I will be flying off to Mombasa, Kenya to spend my summer teaching through Global Vision International. I am hoping to update my blog when I can or the end of August will see a flooding of postings from when I get back! So there may or may not be a hiatus of postings, that I will know as it happens. But for now I shall say “Goodbye” to Canada and “Nice to Meet You” to my new home for the next 60 days in Kenya!
To see an overview of the work I will be doing with GVI just follow the link! 🙂