Having learned all about pollution, students from the Conservation Club at Mukamusaba Primary School have now moved onto a new topic; ‘Water’. So far, they have found out about the water cycle and the importance of water conservation; a topic of particular significance to their lives in Africa.
Before the start of the latest topic, the students were tested to see how much they could remember about pollution. Elliot, a community intern, helped to devise the test questions and it was agreed that any student who achieved over 50% in the test would be taken on an educational tour of the Lion Encounter project.
Congratulations to the eight children who are now looking forward to meeting the project’s resident lions. Unfortunately, not all students were as successful, so staff and volunteers will be looking at ways to help those who need extra learning support. Hopefully next time, all students will be able to enjoy the tour.
The story continues at Twabuka Reading Club, with the children showing a growing interest in reading and a real desire to learn. The numbers of children attending the Club have increased again, which is great news and a sign that we are offering a worthwhile service. Five new students joined at the beginning of the month and are already settling in well.
Current Book Club member Salilani had been struggling and needed extra support to keep up with his fellow students. Thanks to the dedication of community volunteers, and with a big effort on his part, we are very happy to report that Salilani can now write the alphabet and has since rejoined the 5th graders' group. He is also now doing the same work as his friends in his reading level, which is a huge boost to his confidence. Well done Salilani – keep up the good work!
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