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Weekend Working Bees

Posted by Tammy D on October 30, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Over the last month, as school days get busier and busier with a new emphasis on vocational classes and sports (in partnership with the Globalteer Sports Team), some of the team along with volunteers, have been organizing working bees on weekends to address a few tasks that needed a focus to get them completed.

The first one was to try to clear the area designated for sports in front of the new toilet/kitchen/Imagination Station building (see next newsletter for news on this exciting development). It was a bit overgrown and could get waterlogged in places so a clearance was carried out along with the dumping of many loads of sand onto the biggest puddles. As long as we don’t get excessive rain the area can now be used when the Globalteer Sports Team turn up twice a week for training sessions in advance of the inter-NGO football league which is due to take place later this year.

The next working bees were to try to commission the new Imagination Station. In ABCs and Rice the largest class is the Monkey Room, the younger students who number around 25 in both the morning and afternoon classes. The plan is to take some of the youngest students into a new breakaway group, called the Meerkats, and focus more on early learning skills with them, leaving the monkeys at a more manageable size. Again some of the team has been in on the weekends painting the murals on the walls, and getting the new room ready for use. It is almost ready now, just waiting on the final coats of paint drying and so by the time we issue the October newsletter, it should be in operation.

Thanks to everyone for this fantastic effort!

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