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Community update June 2019

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Mkoba 4 Primary: Special Needs Class:

English lessons focused on

  • Comprehension: The purpose of reading is comprehension (getting meaning from the written text) A major goal of reading comprehension instruction is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences they must have if they are to become competent and enthusiastic readers. Books read by students were; “ Water Water”, “ Hide and Seek “ and “ A Good Garden”.
  • Spelling: Spelling is important because it aids in reading. It helps cement the connection that is shared between sounds and letters. 
  • Punctuation/Grammar: Grammar is at the centre of both our spoken and written communications, and allows us to be clearly understood by others. Grammar also enables children to expand their vocabulary as they learn more interesting ways to communicate messages and present information.

Maths lesson focused on: Addition, Subtraction and Mass

Book Club (aims to significantly improve English literacy skills): Students have successfully completed Book 1 -3 of the Happy Readers Reading Scheme focusing on reading, spelling and sentence construction.

Mickey Mouse Pre-School

Lessons focused on colouring, tying shoe laces (tying shoelaces can teach your child important skills like following directions, sorting, sequencing, and planning) and string and paint art.

Julena Rural Primary

English lessons focused on: Spellings and Homophones (It’s important for children to recognise homophones because learning them helps children to grasp the context of sentences that have words with more than one meaning)

Math lessons focused on: Area and Perimeter: Area and perimeter are two important and fundamental parts of mathematics because they are the physical aspects of mathematics since math builds upon itself, it is important for students to learn about area and perimeter.

Construction: loading and sieving of gravel, pit sand and bricks for the third classroom block.

Feeding programme: delivered second batch of groceries for the feeding scheme.

Conservation Education: 51 students graduated this month after successfully completing all 6 modules of the conservation education course. During the course, students were taught about the history of conservation including traditional ways of conservation, fortress conservation and the contemporary participatory approach to conservation.

Clinic/ Healthcare:

  • Baby clinic: 254 babies attended to by measuring height, weight and filling in of growth charts
  • Maternity: 212 mothers assessed to ensure good health during pregnancies
  • Observations: 246 patients observed  by taking of temperature, blood pressure and weight before being attended to by specialized staff
  • OI Clinic: 225 patients information recorded during HIV testing
  • Dressing room: 58 patients attended to for wound dressing
  • Dispensary: 21, 582 pills counted and packaged
  • Labour Ward: assisted in the delivery of a baby girl by measuring height, weight, head circumference and by cleaning and dressing her
  • Home Visits:
    • donated sunscreens to 3 families who have children with albinism
    • donated clothes to a new born baby girl
    • donated groceries to Gertrude Makombe who has 5 children and no form of income. Purchased wares for Gertrude to start a micro-business, earn an income and ultimately become self-sustainable and provide for her family

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