Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31 – Construction: Middle-school, kindergarten

With so many activities in the day-to-day life, we neglected to mention some very important activities!
Our little school is gradually growing into a big school compound. Construction of a middle/vocational school is on its way.

Soon to come - Middle School in Zoranje!

Last week, the new kindergarten complex construction started as well.

Starting to build a Kindergarten

There are plans to relocate a large number of families into our area and Prodev is working hard to prepare the infrastructure to give education to a growing number of children. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Jan 21 - Parent Meeting

The directors of the school called a parent meeting to discuss with the parents school regulations and the parents’ role in ensuring their kids success. The general assembly was followed by meetings between each teacher and the parents of the students in his class. We’re happy to see a growing number of parents becoming more involved in the school life.

Preparing for Meeting

Mme Petion, School Director addressing parents

Parents at Meeting

Petite Section Kindergarten Parent-Teacher Meeting

First Grade Parent-Teacher Meeting

Fifth Grade Parent-Teacher Meeting

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Jan 12, 2011

January 12, 2010 is a date that no Haitian will ever forget. The scale of the catastrophe and the hardships in recovering from it are unimaginable. Most people we meet don’t talk about this event and lost loved ones a lot.  But - in the entire week prior to the date, many people we met talked about their memories and experience from the earthquake.
Our teachers preferred to mark this day as a day of thanks for the lives that were saved. We had some educational activities about earthquake and an art class about reconstruction.
Using actual earthquake rubble for reconstruction

Coloring for Reconstruction

The 12th was dedicated to prayers throughout the village and the country. Our hope is that next year will show significant progress in reconstructing the broken down country we’ve learned to love.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jan 4-5, 2011 – Teacher and Director training

To start the 2nd trimester on a positive and energetic note, all Prodev teachers attended a training session. We believe that ongoing teacher training is the best way to improve the education system from within.

Training for School Directors

Mr. Penette Lecturing to Directors

Teacher Training