This week sees two years since Ethiopian Schools for the Poor – English Alive became a charity. It is amazing to think how much we have progressed since then, with this formal status enabling us to successfully gain grants and sponsorships , thus making the slow and steady progression of English Alive possible !
This week was also the start of the month long volunteering of Jared and Katie – our latest volunteers from the USA. After a month of travelling in the North of the country , they are enjoying the stability of staying in one place and thoroughly enjoyed their first day of work – that of World Book Day.
This is the first year of celebrating different days throughout the year and it really is becoming very successful – providing an educational change to the usual day to day school. World book day was celebrated with a story , subsequent discussion and practical activities such as dramatically enacting different book scenes or making maps of the path that the different characters took, culminating at the end of the day with pupils receiving little paper bracelets.
Our next big event is that of World poetry day on the 21st March and World Water Day on the 22nd March by which time we are hoping that we have some new amazing water related things which will dramatically change the pupils’ lives!! – watch this space !