Posted by Don Howard on Monday, October 18, 2010,
#1.....October 14, 2010
All You Wonderful People North of the Equator....
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’...
Posted by Don Howard on Thursday, October 14, 2010,
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 ...
Posted by Don Howard on Tuesday, October 12, 2010,
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...
Posted by Don Howard on Sunday, October 10, 2010,
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