I had a typical morning wake-up at 5 am. I tried to ignore the noise, but it was hard to ignore this morning. For breakfast we had the yummy, yummy pancakes and I was absolutely stuffed. I want to make sure that I ask Lizzy about the recipe, so that I can try to make them back at home. Once we were ready we went off to school. Mr. Moses asked us to teach the class one creative arts class. We were excited to try teaching a different course as we usually teach English class. The only concern we had was that the class was scheduled to last two and a half hours, which is a long time to try and keep the class one students interested and listening.
We wanted to get the kids to draw their favorite memory with detail. Mr. Moses explained this in Fante, and we thought the kids understood the lesson plan, but instead, they drew 5 different pictures. Most people drew buckets, tro-tros and TVs, which aren’t necessary memories but it still got them being creative and drawing. Afterwards, I thought that Pictionary might be a good idea with the kids, but I was worried that they may not be able to understand my instructions. Contrary to my belief, the game actually worked! I was so excited! The kids had a ton of fun playing and it actually lasted quite a long time. We got one kid at a time to come up and draw something on the board, the class then got a chance to guess what they drew and the student would say whether they were correct or not.
After teaching creative arts we went back to the house and had lunch. We got chicken today! After lunch, we went back to school because Justice had asked me to teach I. C. T class. We drew a desktop computer, labeled it, and then went over the answers. David is trying to get funding to start to make a computer lab in the school. The kids really enjoy learning about computers, and hopefully they will get the opportunity to use them since they are learning about them. The teachers ask us to teach the class because some of them have never used or even seen a computer.
After teaching ICT class, we went back to the volunteer house and met with Eric from IVHQ. The power had gone out, as it had for the past few days, so it was very hot. Eric wanted to check up on us and make sure that we were having a good time with our placement. After Eric left we worked on organizing our decorations for the party that we would be having for the kids at the center. We made signs, cards, and decoration rings. Sara and Corey also will be switching programs, so the party is a goodbye for everyone. We are planning on getting pop and some other treats for the kids as they do not usually get pop!
For dinner we had stew that had SAUSAGES in it! We were all very excited about this. But I didn’t eat much else for dinner so I had a protein bar instead and then had a delicious mango that I had bought a few days earlier. After dinner we went over to the center. We tried to help out with homework, but no one really had any homework to do… Instead a few of the local kids braided my hair, and the two little twin girls were trying to braid my hair but instead were just knotting my hair. We took pictures and played with all the kids for a while. The kids are so happy all the time and so adorable, I am truly going to miss each and every child. There is only 3 days left in Eguafo, it is hard to believe it. I am having mixed emotions as to leaving, I miss home and would love to go back home, but I am also going to miss all the kids so much. I am preparing myself for a massive cry-fest on Friday when we are saying goodbye to the center kids. But for now, it is bedtime!