Support teachers and learners Maine to Malawi

 

In July 2016 Argy Nestor and Lindsay Pinchbeck travelled with Go! Malawi, a non-profit organization working to improve education and reduce poverty in the Ntchisi District of Malawi. They provided a 10-day workshop with teachers from Mpamila Primary School and neighboring schools. During the workshop ideas were explored with 12 local teachers in Drama, Music, Movement, Poetry, Storytelling, and Visual Arts. Teachers developed individual action plans around a Fiber Arts project. Each day underlying themes such as Hopes and Dreams, Traditions and Making Mistakes were woven through the work. At the end of the ten day workshop the community gathered to celebrate teachers and students from the local community. 

Our goal is to continue this work and  support teachers from Maine to travel and share their passion for learning and the arts with teachers in Malawi. If you are interested in traveling or supporting this program please let us know at sweettreearts@gmail.com

Raffle tickets to support the work are available at the Store. Thank you to everyone supporitng our raflles we made $1,200. 

This summer July 2017 Melissa Barbour from Meodmak High School lead the professional development workshop. 

 

Hopes and Dreams of teachers in Malawi

malawi reflection  - article of professional development in summer 2016 Malawi

malawi article 

 

Information about Go! Malawi

 http://go-malawi.org

Pecha Kucha presentation Waterville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1bXuKOhAqY

 

 

Please consider sponsoring a student to further their education by visiting the story and offering a donation.