There is a new reality we have to adapt to. The impossibility to meet with large groups of people (children, in our case) has defenetly impacted our work. It takes now more effort and more time to reach all of our clients, but it is time and energy worth spending. We adapted on the road to developing new types of activities and organizing the interactions with children in such a way so that no one would be put to risk.
The mobile School is still attractive for the little ones, but we need to make more preparations just to be sure we don't send children away because too may may come. Inside the educational centers we are running we reduced the number of children that can be present simultaneously, but we increased the overall time that we spend there so that as many children as possible can participate in the educational activities.
In the rural areas we continued to make home visits to reach the children that were not participating in any form of educational activities (especially during the summer break but also after school started). We prepared interesting activities and games for them, printed them on paper and distributed the files in more than 15 rural communities. We still tried after that to maintain a connection with the kids, through regular phone calls (where that was possible, because not all children have network coverege in the village they live), to make sure they manage to go through the porposed activities and games.
And, while the pandemic situation asks for a physical distancing, we know we managed to stay close in our hearts!
Learning how to use technology for school
Mobile School in small doses
Activity for the children to work at home