Saturday, June 19, 2010

Schools Visits

In my sector there are 9 schools. Within only 1 month, I've managed to visit all of them & do at least one session of classroom observations. It has been educational to say the least. I have noticed that there are similarities in teaching styles that occur in every school. I am currently creating a workshop based on both the strengths and weaknesses that I have seen in the educational system. All the teachers are quite enthused & very happy to have someone assist with English pedagogy. I am happy to report that Rwanda has some very dedicated teachers who only want the very best for their students. This picture is of one of the schools in my sector - one of the few that is actually within walking distance of my house!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

All work & no Play... not for me!

Things have finally started rolling workwise in my placement - I've visited all 9 schools in my sector & have started giving small feedback to teachers. But every weekend, there is another side to Kelt that comes out - the side that needs to cut loose and party the night away! There is always something going on in the capital city of Kigali so that is where I end up most weekends. This past weekend was a festival put on by VSO volunteers in Gitarama where we all had to dress up. Check out my crazy costume!