In the end of the year, Escolinha Flor da Infância Preschool welcomed a very special new ALG friend twice – Catarina.
Catarina is a speech therapist, she lives in Mozambique and volunteered to train the children first and then the teachers. The proposal was extremely well welcomed by ALG, by the three teachers and by our Local Partner, our dear “Grandma” Etelvina, who witness the training enthusiastically. Mana Catarina is going to be a usual presence at Escolinha Flor da Infância Preschool, offering a weekend a month to visit the school and spend time with the teachers.
With Catarina’s help teachers will learn new techniques and fun ways to teach and become more skilled to help the little ones, who are beginning to talk, to formulate their first sentences in Portuguese at Flor da Infância Preschool! It was clear that communication is very important. The way we want to convey our ideas is crucial for our listeners to listen and to understand every word.
ALG Preschools are a joyful achievement. Escolinha Flor da Infância Preschool in Xai-Xai, and Escolinha Santa Catarina Preschool in neighbouring Chongoene, offer vulnerable children daily access to classes where they are busy, developing their skills and study habits. At the same time, we reduce preschool marginality rates.
At an annual cost of £80 per child at EFI – Flor da Infância Preschool (Marien Ngouambi Village in Xai-Xai) and £98 per child at ESC – Santa Catarina Preschool (Chongoene Mission), ALG finances 2 meals per day, uniforms and teachers and specialized monitors, under Grandma Etelvina (EFI) and Sister Hortência (ESC) local supervision. In 2017 we will start funding the new Preschool in São Vicente Paulo!
ALG Preschools provide poverty relief and promote an educated childhood for extremely underprivileged young children.