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This morning and for the next five weeks, teachers and coaches from the Manchester United Foundation have come to work with children in Year 3.
The project is called ‘Something to chew on’ The project has a number of aims including:
Improving chlidren’s understanding of what constitutes healthy eating and a healthy diet.
Increasing children’s uptake of physical activity.
Here the children are using the ‘ladders’
Today is our last full day in Kitui. We have a meeting with the district education officer this morning telling him what we have found out on our visit. This afternoon we are going for a walk up a small hill where hopefully we should see some monkeys. The photo shows the view from my bedroom window. It is green here at the moment because they had good rains in December.
Today we have visited our last Primary School which was called Unyaa. In this school the top two classes lived at the school in dormatories. I taught two classes and after lunch the children sang ,danced and performed poems for us. I have not told you about the toilets yet. I dont think you would like them! All of the toilets here are just a hut with a hole in the floor. It is not very nice because there are lots of flies and mosquitoes. Talking of mosquitoes the photo is of my bedroom in the hotel and you can see the net covering the bed to keep the mosquitoes away at night.
Today we have been to Kathuma Primary School. The school was out in the countryside along dirt tracks. The children were poorer than those in the town and many did not have shoes. All the children and staff were very friendly and treated us like celebraties. Some of the children brought us mangoes as presents.
Today we visited our first school. It was called Central Primary School and it had more than 500 children. All the children wanted to say hello to us and shake our hands because they hadn’t met a white person before! Children in Kenya start school before 7am and do not finish until after 5pm It is a long day! They also have 50 children in some classes! I will tell you more tomorrow.