Lessons at the Twabuka Reading Club in Livingstone aren’t solely designed to improve the student’s reading skills. By selecting appropriate texts, their general knowledge of the world around them is also enhanced.
This session, the book introduced the topic of water transport; something the children know little about in land-locked Zambia. They learned how, in many countries, water transport can be as important as road and rail for moving goods. They also looked at how different boats are propelled; by sail, motor and oar. The students were able to relate rowing boats to the dugout canoes used locally, as they are a similar in the way they move.
Meanwhile, children from Natebe Kids Club are continuing to explore the topic of geography. Having already learned about continents, this time the lesson concentrated on countries of the world. Two Lion Encounter volunteers, Charles from England and Emily from America, taught the students about their respective home countries. During this session, the children were able to compare the seasons, culture and population numbers of England and America to their own in Zambia, as well as talking about other differences, such the food they eat.