Creative workshop in Boston
On March 11 one of our volunteers – Móni B. or as we call her “the other Móni” 🙂 – visited the Boston kindergarten in Kenya and organized a creative workshop.
Kenyan kindergartens are very different to those in Europe: Kenyan children learn there as in schools from the age of 3 (sleeping after lunch on their desks 🙁 ) and start writing and reading right from the beginning. However, they do not develop their manual skills at all with drawing, playing with Play-Doh or using scissors. (Naturally there are exceptions, mainly private nursery schools, where the education is not “school-style”, but the majority of kindergartens are rather pre-school institutions).
Although, as you can see in the pictures, local children do enjoy these activities and are very enthusiastic about painting, drawing, cutting and gluing away their whole afternoon …
All children and their teachers took part in the program and enjoyed it very much. Based on the success of the program we would like to continue the creative workshops in the Boston school and – as much as we can – in other Kenyan kindergartens as well.
Our Dutch partners will support the workshops with coloring books, color pencils, crayons, water paint, kid’s scissors, but we still need further financial help as well. If you would like to support our workshops you may do so with wire transfer or using PayPal. For further details, please visit here.
Should you have questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected].