Browsing Archive: October, 2010

Narrative #1.....October 14, 2010

Posted by Don Howard on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Kenya Updates 

Narrative #1.....October 14, 2010


Hi, All You Wonderful People North of the Equator....

We sit nestled snugly in our trusty, faithful zebra-logoed van on the road to the Mara, as in Masai, after almost 2 weeks here in Kenya, with 10 days being spent in our beloved Kisii area. Our friend Jeanne Powers, who came with to facilitate 3 literacy workshops, is in Kenya for the first time, so off we go to find the big 5: lions, rhinos, leopards, elephants and water buffalos. OK, it’...


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Growing Impact of SCOPE on Local Communities

Posted by Don Howard on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Kenya Updates 
Presented below are Jean's reflections on our Kenya journey.

Today she'll be doing her final workshop of the trip. Thirty to forty teachers will be learning ways of organizing their library and using various reading strategies to introduce children to the joys of reading. Jean has already gotten a reputation as the premier authority in literacy as a result of the previous two workshops. I don't know how word of mouth spreads over the vast distances we travel, but it does. Principals and ...

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Kenya "How To" Update

Posted by Don Howard on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : Kenya Updates 
              A typical SCOPE visit starts with a tour of the facilities to check on the progress of SCOPE projects such as student constructed high yield gardens, greenhouse construction, sales and use of Aqua Clara bio-sand filters, construction, use and sales of flameless cookers, the organization and use of the libraries, etc.

We meet with teachers, parents, community leaders, women's groups, and youth to explain the SCOPE concept which places ownership and leadership on the school comm...

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The Social Edge

Posted by Don Howard on Sunday, October 10, 2010, In : Kenya Updates 
Hi Friends,
 
We have been visiting two to three schools a day and had our first library/literacy workshop yesterday. Jean was incredible. 30 teachers and parents from ten schools. Active participation, genuine appreciation, and a commitment to teach the school's teachers. From 3 to 4:30 the rain was as hard as I've ever seen. Hail was pounding the roof, winds were gusting so hard that the room was shuttered into darkness. Jean shifted gears and assigned each table a n activity they co...

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