How is the work of a volunteer in Africa
They gave courses about different topics to the students at Mzimba TTC and held debates about Global Warming and Climate Change. One DI offered entrepreneurial training to mother groups in the Mtuza area and the group now run their bakery business effectively.
• Improving good hygiene systems and sanitation at the teacher training college and this has reduced occurance of diseases related to poor hygiene at the college
• Together with student teachers Momoa travelled to Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana by bus for two months from 1st March to 28th April 2016 and they both experienced a lot from the program
• Involved in giving courses and qualifying study tasks for student teachers
• Managed to bring children back to school who had left by organizing activities which attracts children to school.
• Built and renovated preschools and provided didactic materials for each pre
school. Most of the schools that were renovated were the ones that were blown do
wn by heavy rains last year
• Introduced a system of having week structures (Time table) in preschools. This has helped the pre-schools to have similar activities, this has also helped the DI’s and Supervisors to have a clear picture of what they are to observe as they are going around in preschools.
• Empowered preschool teachers and create dialogue between members of the community by giving them self confidence which they were lacking. Before the teachers had the mentality that the teacher training college in Chilangoma would solve any problem the preschool might encounter.
• Facilitated fundraising activities such as kitchen utensils like plates, cups, buckets, spoons etc. which has helped to solve the problem which most preschools faced of failing to feed kids due to lack/shortage of kitchen utensils.
• Conducted sports days with the youth around the college. It was an event with different sporting activities that promoted physical well being of the youth.
• Promoted better hygienic conditions in the schools as well as in the communities as hygiene is still another big issue here in Malawi.
• Created rain water harvesting, as the rainy season keeps getting shorter and shorter there is need of harvesting rain when it falls to be used in preschools for gardening. The DI bought a 1000 litre plastic tank to keep the harvested water at one of the preschools.
• Established youth clubs and teaching the youth different skills like knitting and other activities such as sport.