Spring Update from the Headmaster, Patterson – new toilet, guardian meeting, permaculture meeting, school inspection, nursery class and school uniform
In a bid to improve the health of the children at MOET a new toilet is being built with funding from the Friends of MOET in UK (FOMOE).
Every term guardians of the children at MOET are invited to the school. The purpose of these meetings are to discuss problems related to the children’s welfare.
This term a meeting was held on 28th March 2011. Guardians and teachers at MOET discussed issues which included: punctuality of the children, absenteeism, class performance of children and the role of the guardians to the orphans. The guardians also discussed with the school the special help to the standard 8 as they are about to start their national exams. It was resolved that children should be put in a boarding.
MOET PERMACULTURE TRAINING
With funding from Audrey Miller, a permaculture training was organized for the children and teachers at MOET. Among other issues the training aimed at equipping the children in the wise use of the local resources at their disposal. Intercropping, soil health, water harvesting, building guild, ethics and principles of permaculture were the topics covered. 30 children attended the training . The purpose is to help children grow their own food both at school and at home. This marks the beginning of a new project that would aim at equipping the children with skills that will improve their own lives. Nature is always covered. The grounds at MOET have been designed to be productive.
SCHOOL INSPECTION BY A BOARD MEMBER
On the 16th March 2011 Mrs. Jean Singini MOET board member and primary education adviser visited MOET to supervise and advise the teachers on the way they should conduct their duties. Teachers were advised to continue working very hard in their classes. The adviser checked teachers’ records and addressed a meeting with them. MOET objective is to provide quality education to the orphans.
NURSERY SCHOOL BEGINNING IN APRIL
MOET started by enrolling children from nursery age and this is the base of its roots. Sadly due to lack of funds for the past three years MOET has been there without nursery. I am pleased to report that friends of MOET in the UK (FOMOE) have approved the resurrection of the nursery. This will help to assist the children who were just staying and playing in the villages without going to school. Toys, play things and clothes for children happiness and laughter will highly be needed. Donations are welcome Thanks in advance
The Ackworth United Methodist Church in the USA has donated some money to help buy school uniform for the children at MOET.Thank you Ackworth United Pentecostal church. All the children will have uniform from Mid April 2011..