Facilitator Workshops in King'ori, Tanzania

We have now finished day three of the facilitator workshops in King'ori, Tanzania. We are now working in three small groups to design workshops on differentiated & collaborative learning along with inquiry learning. We are beginning to develop relationships with our Tanzanian colleagues and also beginning to learn their needs as workshop participants. We, as Canadians, worry that we're delivering too much information in too short of a time, are we speaking too quickly or not clearly enough and when do need to ask one of the Tanzanian facilitators to translate for us to Kiswahili.

Tomorrow we will do a practice run through of our workshops, provide feedback and do more preparation for when we and the Tanzanian facilitators deliver the workshops in Leguruki and Ngarenynuki the next two weeks.

Each day we've been walking to and from Rafiki House to the CKC Centre for our workshops. The CKC Centre is sponsored by World Vision and is a wonderful facility with meeting rooms, small classrooms, a library, laptops and full wireless access. The walk is around 15 minutes depending on how often we stop to look in small shops, take pictures or talk to people. During our walks we've watched children playing soccer, watched boys herding goats, stopped to look at fabric and clothing in shops or at the biweekly market.

At Rafiki House we've shopped at the women's cooperative that is two houses over to support by purchasing jewellery, bags and two of our group are having skirts made. We have also been able to listen to the women and children sing in the adjacent church which was very lovely to hear. We are in a beautiful location surrounded by plants and trees along with the sounds of birds, the occasional cow or rooster and of course, the sound of the piki-pikis as the drive past on the road. I feel very fortunate to be able to be in this country and work with Education Beyond Borders. 

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