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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In 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
Information about Go! Malawi
Pecha Kucha presentation Waterville
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