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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

No ops in the rain .....

Submitted by Michaela Sholes

Rainy season is in full swing, bringing with it the need to adjust activities when a storm system blows in. Our plans for the weekly session in the Fulani camp had to be rescheduled as the roads both on the airfield and at the camp are essentially undriveable. The last time we tried to drive in to visit the camp right after a storm, we spent nearly 30 minutes trying to drive the quarter of a mile on dirt road from the junction to the camp because the mud was so thick. We will attempt to reschedule for Wednesday or Thursday if possible. 

This week’s session is scheduled to review the budget sheet Ben introduced to the men’s group 2 weeks ago, as well as the SODIS demonstration and literacy lessons with the women’s group. We have been reviewing basic phonics with the ladies, but will be increasing the pace soon. Based on the different working levels of the women, we may look into splitting the group into those who need more foundational work and those who are ready to work on word building. Real life applications will be incorporated where appropriate so they can practice letter/sound recognition in their everyday lives, whether that be medicine bottles, health posters, or their children’s workbooks from school. Audrey, Ben, Rachelle, and I look forward to continuing to work with the group to support their efforts, help address challenges, and cheer on their successes!"

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