Get involved: Parents´ day

1 Sep

Hello again 🙂

Starting from today I will work alone, as the other two girls have left Kenya. Will have to get organized again, as the schools open again today and I will have to talk to the administration how I can actually work in the schools during the “regular” school term without having to teach maths or geography. I really like the discussions with the classes about health and world issues. So I hope I will be able to offer some of these classes on a regular basis even in the term.

I need your help and ideas. The primary school has invited all parents (150 people) to come to the school on the coming sunday to pick up the exam results. The headmaster said it would be a good opportunity to educate the parents about certain topics, such as HIV. The people will be around the whole day.

Now I have some challenges.

  • I need creative methods. A speech won´t work and a 150-people-session neither. We lack a public adress system (mikrofon). It will take place outside, without tables or chairs or possibility that the peole write something.
  • I think it should include giving out condomds, showing how to use them, presenting other info material. Probably in another language than English. In the afternoon I will design some posters about HIV with my girls during our meeting in Swahili. But for sure I need to do more than just pinning posters to a wall.
  • I am trying to find other people (from my girls forum, AIESECers, other interns) to come with me.
    But will splitting the group make sense? Groups of 30 standing outside and discussing about HIV?

The whole thing is really intersting 😉 I think it is a great forum and I want to use it. So any ideas and comments are appreciated to support my thinking proccess 😉

One Response to “Get involved: Parents´ day”

  1. Matthias September 1, 2008 at 3:05 pm #

    brainstorming:
    – get an audio system from an AIESEC contact company – they must have sth for conferences
    – group facilitated sessions with 30 ppl: why not!
    – get speakers from Toastmasters Nairobi to speak. sell it as a chance for them to practice their speaking skills – I could imagine some people are interested!
    http://www.toastmasters.org/find/searchresults.asp?Country=Kenya
    – find a drastic parallel that is more tangible than AIDS, maybe tell a parable where a child died of an accident because the parents were ashamed to tell about the danger.
    – have different options as workshop – speeches from different speakers with different approaches to the topic
    – maybe the headmaster or the pupils know some parents who would actually be good for sharing some own thoughts or even experiences?

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