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November 2019 Monthly Update

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Hours across all projects:  381 hours

Mkoba 4 Primary: Special Needs Class:

As it was nearing exam time and revision had been done, time spent with students focused on:

Puzzles: this is an important educational tool for children as they provide many skills and mental learning benefits and opportunities e.g. cognitive skills, problem solving, fine motor development, hand & eye coordination and boosts self-esteem

Uno: educational benefits of Uno include: fine motor skills, helps students practice identifying colours & number recognition and matching i.e. visual discrimination (the game teaches students how to match numbers & colours)

Bracelet making: helps students develop fine motor skills, manipulation skills and hand-eye coordination

Mickey Mouse Pre-School: 

Games: learning games encourage physical interaction and is an important aspect of developing motor skills.

Arts & crafts: in line with the upcoming festive season, students were tasked with making Christmas trees. The benefits of arts & crafts are: boosting self-esteem, promotes innovation & creativity, increases dexterity & enhances decision-making skills.

Julena Rural Primary:

Math lessons focused on learning times tables which helps with mental arithmetic and students mastering their time’s tables increases confidence.

English lessons focused on reading, learning new words (learning new words helps your brain to create more ways of retaining information) and summarizing (summarizing teaches students how to take a large selection of text and reduce it to the main points for more concise understanding. Upon reading a passage, summarizing helps students learn to determine essential ideas and consolidate important details that support them).


  • completed constructing the oven cover which will be used to bake bricks
  • Moved bricks and 2 loads of pit sand
  • donated cement for stage 3 of construction

Conservation Education: the last 54 students of the Grade 6 class from Takunda Primary School successfully completed all 6 modules of the Con Ed course. Graduation day was held at Antelope Park with students participating in fun activities including a game drive, lion enclosure tour, snake induction, horse ride and elephant interaction.

Clinic/ Healthcare:

  • Baby clinic: 243 babies attended to by measuring height, weight and filling in of growth charts
  • Maternity: 156 mothers assessed to ensure good health during pregnancies
  • Observations: 153 patients observed  by taking of temperature, blood pressure and weight before being attended to by specialized staff
  • Dispensary: 33,341 pills counted and packaged
  • OI Clinic: 101 patients tested and counselled
  • Dressing room: 15 patients wounds attended to

Home visits: visited 68 year old widow Gogo Tumbare who lost her husband in October 2019. She suffers from asthma and is still grieving the loss of her husband. To offer support, we bought her groceries and assisted with household chores.

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