Teachers role playing at the workshop. The new English syllabus for Secondary 2 includes having students make up a TV news programme. We developed a lesson plan and showed how you could use what is around (the 'microphones' were old water bottles and foil). One of the History teachers taking part altered it the following week and had his students interview the kings/emperors of the ancient kingdoms of West Africa.
A chance discussion with the Diocesan Development Officer led to George and I visiting the only school for autistic children. This private school has only 37 students (one of whom is from Burundi, his mother moved to Kigali to get him an education as there is no provision in Burundi). A few of the children have speech and this one was doing 'head, shoulders, knees and toes' for us.
A local mobile phone company donated this appropriate equipment to the autistic school. The Head, Rose, is a member of Rev. Andrew's parish which is how he knew about the school. Rose told us the little boy standing outside the trampoline is just 'in a world of his own' and they have not been able to get through to him but keep trying. The main teacher is well trained and the support staff all get training too. The thing is that this is 37 children out of a population of 12 million. There is a similar lack of provision for children with all disabilities.