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Our Community Update August 2019

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Hours across all projects: 488.5

Mkoba 4 Primary: Special Needs Class:

A Child Psychologist completed testing of students before schools closed. Results will be available in September.

Julena Rural Primary:

Maths lessons focused on distance, time and speed.

English lessons focused on:

  • Composition: English composition is very important as writing can improve English and imagination can be inspired and stimulated through constant practice in writing.
  • Spelling: Spelling is the art of correctly assembling words from their letters and is one of the essential components of successful writing. Being confident at spelling leads to confidence in all aspects of literacy.
  • Sentence construction: Sentence construction is important because it provides the framework for the clear written expression of our ideas.

Fun Activity:

  • Puzzles: puzzles boost self-confidence and self-esteem as it helps students prepare for other challenges in life. Puzzles are a fun educational toy that challenges young minds, teaching and preparing them early in life for some very important life skills i.e. Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Shape Recognition, Memory, Setting Small Goals.

Construction: Fetching of water and moving of bricks for the third classroom block. 5,100 bricks have been moulded to date.

Conservation Education

32 students have been in attendance for holiday lessons. Topics covered include current affairs i.e. Amazon Fires and CITES COP18 (Elephant debate).

Clinic/ Healthcare

Baby clinic: 420 babies attended to by measuring height, weight and filling in of growth charts

Maternity: 245 mothers assessed to ensure good health during pregnancies

Observations: 460 patients observed by taking of temperature, blood pressure and weight before being attended to by specialized staff

Dispensary: 10,430 pills counted and packaged

OI Clinic: 59,400 pills counted and packaged. 38 patients tested and counselled.

Labour Ward: assisted in the delivery of 1 baby girl by measuring height, weight, head circumference and by cleaning and dressing them

Home Visits: Visited Gertrude a mother of 5 which includes a set of malnourished twins. Donated groceries, clothes, medication and assisted by taking the twins to the Gweru Provisional Hospital to be attended to by a doctor. 

Donations: Donated cleaning supplies to the clinic to last 2 months. Donations for the clinic and home visit are thanks to Margaret Richards who has volunteered with us and supported our projects for 10years!

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