This is our third day in the village and already there’s lots of work underway. Teachers David Stone and Julie Aquilizan are intensely preparing to give a two day teachers workshop targeted to new teachers that have completed the teaching college scholarship program. The focus will be on arithmetic and literacy. In preparation for the weekend workshop, D & J along with some of the new teachers are burning the midnight oil in constructing abacuses out of jerrycans cut into strips, and small beads, along with lots of tape. It is their hope that having some manipulative objects for arithmetic learning will help improve math scores in the district. Students here tend to score poorly in math testing.

And this is a photo from the workshop itself.