One of our primary focuses here in Cameroon is our school, Faith Builders Educational Ministry. This ministry provides quality education with a focus on character and Christian values to the children of Cameroon. Today we started our third week of school! It has been a crazy busy time, but so exciting to be back to school! Check out these pictures!
After opening, the kids separate into their classes. Brittney has the largest class, teaching 7 kids how to read. They range from 4 and 1/2 to 9 years old.
Extra prayers for Brittney as she is potty training Carys and teaching her class at the same time. :)
|Melanie is one of Brittney's students, here working hard on her phonetics lessons.|
Mrs. Takem has the next class with 5 students (one didn't come the first day). She is teaching them kindergarten, learning their numbers, letters, shapes and so forth. She is a good teacher and the children really do seem to enjoy their class.
|It has been good to be back in the Learning Center. The hammer is to nail up a blackboard. Carys is a de facto student. :D|
Hannah's first test of the year- she got a 100% on a fairly hard test (covering division, long multiplication and more).
|At 10:00 it is break time! The kids are excited to get outside for a little bit and be able burn some energy.|
|Our playground equipment is in a shoddy state... we have 2 balls, a busted wagon and a slide that is falling apart. We hope to get some stuff welded soon, but in the meantime...|
|The kids find ways to entertain themselves :D|
After break, it is time to get back to school. We try and use many different tools to help the kids, whether it is having them practice their math drills on a tablet, or using a math kit.
|Each day, the two older classes have their French classes with Mrs. Takem. Cameroon is a bilingual nation, where much of the population speaks French, so it is a vital skill for them to be able to speak and use French.|
|Gaelle, Thelma and Nyallum, three of Brittney's students, enjoying their French classes.|
|Mr. Takem teaching the older kids how to use computers. Our computer lab/library has grown from 1 computer to 4! The kids really really enjoy this class.|
|Our friend Neville, who will be an assistant professor at the University of Buea this year, comes and teaches the kids' Art class on Fridays! Seems like they enjoy this class as well... lots of smiles!|
|George comes each day to either teach the music class or...|
|PE! The kids really like both classes! Mondays and Wednesday, they learn new songs and sing with all their hearts, and Tuesdays and Thursdays, George helps them with PE. George is a big help wherever there is a need.|