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By Gabriela A. Rojas Lozano
I am Gabriela, from Bolivia, and I have decided to become a Development Instructor (DI). I just started in the August Africa team at OWC, Massachusetts, because I believe development instructors work with a different principle: we don’t promote development encouraging the principle of codependency; we fight shoulder to shoulder with people that will train and work with others as well. It is like the snowball principle: training people to train others and to improve their own conditions.
By Yujin Lee
It has been two months since me and my trio arrived to Malawi, National Head Quarter (NHQ). At first we were not sure what our project needed from us. Other projects have names that indicate what are they all about; but NHQ is not exactly the name of a project. So the project leader allocated us under the project called “We Do More Teachers” (WDMT). This project is planned for a three year period, and it is now in the second year. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of the primary school education in 40 primary schools in Malawi. We want to see the children being involved and active in their own learning. We want the teaching to be related to the reality of the children. We want the children to be knowledgeable and be confident and able to use their knowledge. In this project, our duty is to visit schools, observe seven activities, and work with the teachers to make things more effective.
Our Trio has been in Malawi for two months. The first week we assisted the National Head Quarters School Sector (NHQ) to prepare for Youth Open Day. We helped organized a football match. A football coach from Finland led the match and made a speech about how to be a good football player. He came to Malawi to support football education because his friend, a former Development Instructor, asked him to do something for Malawi using football. We helped NHQ organizing a meeting between the coach and the students at the Teacher Training College nearby. They discussed about football education in primary schools and the benefits of doing sports and team activities in the communities.
By Federica Iacava
TCE stands for Total Control of the Epidemic. It is a project created by Humana People to People in the beginning of the year 2000, in Zimbabwe. It is based on the idea that only the people can liberate themselves from HIV/AIDS. In order to accomplish this goal every single person has to be reached with information, education, counseling and mobilization to take control of HIV/AIDS in his or her life.