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Sep 25, 2019

Chance for all Senegal in children's road safety

Here we are facing another battle of chance for all Senegal: children and road accidents !

To have repeatedly gone to hospital to rescue and assist a child, a talibé, a homeless child, Chance for all Senegal decides to put its resources to solve this problem.

Thus Chance for all Senegal has chosen the month of September, a period we all know the holidays are in full swing and the children with lots of energy escape the vigilance of parents not to mention street children. This is then an opportune time to reframe the children and raise their awareness on road safety issues and with the collaboration of the Senegal Red Cross on first aid.

It is through lively and fun activities that children have learned about these subjects. Under the guidance of the instructors and chaperones, Maodo now knows, when to cross the road you have to look left and right. Another kid Arona, knows not to run when crossing the road and if there is an adult on a busy road ask to be crossed. We taught them about traffic lights, even if Saint-Louis town doesn’t have any…..LOL, just in case they moved to Dakar with their Marabouts.

 

Indeed, at the traffic lights, they know that green does not allow pedestrians to cross, yellow is a hurry to get to the sidewalk and red is a clear path for all pedestrians. At the white stripes on the road: the pedestrian crossing, the children know that there is more safety to cross, they have priority. It was in a small groups and in a pleasant competitive games spirit that all these points among others were covered. In addition to that, children now know who to call first in case of a road accident and that goes without saying the first safety, survival measures to be taken according to their ability as a child.

The road next to Corniche in one of the busiest, with more accidents and it is not every day that we want to run to the hospital because a child has been involved in an accident (said Amina an Vieux from Chance for All staff ).In this month of  September, in the middle of the holidays, the children are full of ardor and above all left to themselves and who is more exposed than the talibés and the homeless children?

Aware of this and always present for the cause of the children, Chance for all Senegal is now extending its activities to fight against road accidents, especially for these children.

It was a great pleasure to hold all these activities and to see the children retain the instructions and note their importance.

Sep 20, 2019

Visits to our program!

Dear Friends,

It’s always a great pleasure to share with you what has been happening with our programme, Aula Mágica! It’s also really positive for us to know that you enjoy to hear about what we do, and this provides us with even more motivation to drive us forwards.

In recent weeks, we received different visits to our programme. Two visitor groups spent time with us and shared time with our children. We were visited by the group, Go Philanthropic, as well as the Reed family from the United States of America. These groups as well as others that support us, are an integral part of our programme and we are delighted and grateful that the Reed Family and Go Philanthropic took the time to be with us. Can you guess who were really excited by these particular visits? The children of course! After an initial shyness shown by the children, the visitors were received by the children with a lot of love and affection. Each child was eager to show what they had learnt and illustrate their talents, and every child was excited to share time with each of our visitors.

For our programme, Aula Mágica, it is important that our visitors can see the work that we do in our classrooms with each of our children and in each community which we support. It is also important that our visitors see the educational skills and knowledge that we provide to each of our children, and the significant changes that can be made through education in rural Guatemala.

We really appreciate the visitors for the time that they spent with us and we hope that they can return to Guatemala in the near future and of course visit our Magic Classrooms in Guatemala!

Our best wishes to everyone!

Aula Mágica

Aug 22, 2019

"Professional growth X"

Presentation about the library center
Presentation about the library center

It's amazing how the years go by, and I can't believe we've reached workshop number ten; training our teachers with the best techniques, ideas and methodologies for better development and better education in our children. I am very happy for the progress we have made as a team in Lets be ready and we also recognize that we still have a lot to do, but we are trying ...

Let me tell you that in the last week of July we had our tenth training workshop with teachers, which was titled Professional Growth. It was very dynamic and instructive, we all shared our ideas and learned a lot from each other.

The central theme of this workshop was "Learning Centers", as many of us need to learn more about the interaction, learning, results and importance of using them in our classroom. For this part we make groups to make an exhibition on each of the centers, using as a base the information and ideas that the Creative Curriculum gives us. All teachers made a very good presentation about the centers and at the same time we remember and learned a lot about what we should do with our children when using them. “Personally, this issue had a great impact on me, because one is not perfect to do everything at face value, but striving and trying to follow those instructions not only in me but in my children has a better effect on what we do and want to achieve ”

We also remember important points such as: having a well-organized calendar so that our children learn to be so and always plan their activities in the day, month and even in the year, of course in the future; We saw the importance of recycling with any type of material for any activity we do. Professor Edwin López showed us a model class of what we can teach with respect to Music, such as musical notes and instruments in their different classifications. On the topic of Early Stimulation we focus on the importance of crawling and crawling, as many of our children in different communities, it is impressive but they do not go through this stage; so it was very interesting to know that if they didn't do it when they were babies, we can still do it as teachers to do it for a better development; This presentation was in charge of Lidia Bacajol and Lucrecia Yos experts in the subject and very good teachers.

It was a week of new ideas, techniques, methods and important changes that we are already making. All this work and effort would not have been possible without the participation of all our teachers, our dear Principal Sara Tun, but above all for our Adviser Mercedes Morales who, with her experience, her good advice and her love for education makes it possible for us to have a well organized workshop with the topics we need, to improve as an organization and as teachers.

This is the most important thing I had to tell you, I hope you like our ideas and what we do for our children. All this work we do for our children, would not be possible without their donations, that is why we thank them for the support they give us, they really help us a lot.

Thank you so much.

Presentation on the center of water and sand
Presentation on the center of water and sand
Lili, Gloria and Maria in the center of blocks
Lili, Gloria and Maria in the center of blocks
Activity to teach musical notes and pentagram
Activity to teach musical notes and pentagram
Learning to paint with wax and tissue paper
Learning to paint with wax and tissue paper
Different ideas of what we can do with newspaper
Different ideas of what we can do with newspaper
We are all part of the lets be ready team
We are all part of the lets be ready team
With our dear Mercedes Morales, the yellow blouse
With our dear Mercedes Morales, the yellow blouse
 
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