It is hoped that a team of three or four people will go to Kigali to continue
the great work started by the team last year. So far, Ann Williams (lead) and
Sue Claydon are able to commit to this, so we are looking for one or two more to
We have been asked to concentrate on English but also to help encourage and
advise on reading in all age groups (even using picture books in preschool
classes where the language is mainly Kinyarwandan, although teachers speak
English) and the provision of school libraries in one or two schools.
Provisional dates for the visit are May 10th to 24th and the total cost would be
in the region of £1000, depending on flight costs.
Contact: Ann Williams
Proposed project to EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, Manipur, India,
Two people are required to train teachers in teaching Mathematics and Science and a third would be a valuable addition to review current practice, and train teachers in teaching English.
The school of 600 pupils aged 3-16 years of age, some of whom are boarders with 22 teaching staff, is situated in the beautiful Sardar Hills. It therefore benefits from a cooler climate than elsewhere in India. The cost will be about £1200 and there is a Bursary Fund available to help with cost.
Contact Shirley Lickfold
JUBILEE SCHOOL GUINEA – this project has had to be postponed until 2019
We are looking for a Leader and team members for this project
Background to the project and details of the request are set out below.
Jean Brims has visited Jubilee school twice and the school has now requested a visit by SVN volunteers. Jean worked with primary teachers and introduced them to Jolly Phonics reading and writing programme. The head teacher has requested follow up training in reading and writing skills for primary teachers and opportunities to explore “learning by doing.” The teaching of creative activities, including art is also requested.
For secondary teachers EFL, keeping and using a library and practical science has been requested.
The development of library skills could be developed for both primary and secondary pupils.
Volunteers would need to work as a team and flexibility is essential.
One primary teacher and two secondary teachers are needed.
Accommodation will be arranged and will be basic but clean- no flushing toilets, bucket showers. It may be necessary to share rooms.
Costs: approx £1200 depending on air fares
Please will you prayerfully consider if you should be applying for any of these projects
Bursary funding from SVN may be applied for on request.