My week of training is finished.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that women should not be denied education because they have newborn or low-age kids.
All the 5 trainers we’ve got confirmed that the presence of kids in the classrooms never represented a hindrance to the teaching and learning process, but in the contrary, helped us a lot in the attendance and students involvement.
The women minds were fully in the classroom and they gave themselves permission to be more active.
Something, we still have no idea about is what exactly made the kids to stay calm, wandering, playing without making noise or having troublesome behaviors.
We have no idea. We wish to also explore the reason why women with kids often became the best participants in the classes.
We will have new trainings in 3 months. By then, we will create a protocol for a scientific study of the phenomenon, and collect structured data for our intuition validation or falsification.
Well, it’s time for me to head back to the bush. Our first school building will be completed next week.
We plan to start the next two buildings at the end of the month. We are using over 90% of local materials and know-how to build modern houses. (Pictures coming in April).
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