Our after-school tutoring programme (for Grade 1,2 and 3 learners from the local primary school) has been an enormous success. We have around 20 learners daily and these are divided into smaller groups with two teachers each. The children enjoy the opportunity to explore puzzles, books and educational toys and the programme has a strong emphasis on developing the children’s numeracy skills.
Every now and again, we also devote some time to simply having fun and being creative. This past week, the children made musical instruments, and then danced and rattled their way around the preschool!
As much as the programme is intended to help the children catch up on missed education (the teachers at the local primary school are frequently absent!), we are also trying to demonstrate to the children that learning can be fun.
And of course, we end the day with juice and biscuits…