A Whiteboard Donated from the Isle of Wight

Last week when I visited the slum that had been flooded I found another need there. Nothing as maybe desperate as the rice and shelter that have been given out before but still a need. I was surprised to learn that one of the residents there is giving English lessons twice a day to some of the children and young adults. They are keen to learn and he speaks good English and is keen to teach them but as any teacher will tell you, a classroom needs a whiteboard so they can explain what they are teaching.

Well when you don’t have either you have to adapt. The classroom is the path and road where they live and instead of a whiteboard they use the wall. They have no pens or chalk so the teacher will scratch on the wall with broken stones or bricks so that his pupils can see what he is writing…they are so keen to learn English.How many back home would go to these lengths to learn ?

Teacher and 2 students in front of their old blackboard.

Teacher and 2 students in front of their old whiteboard.

Whiteboard gladly received along with pens and eraser

Whiteboard gladly received along with pens and eraser

This whiteboard was purchased with money from a generous donation from somebody back home on the Isle of Wight………Now, a proper classroom needs tables and chairs..

It looks quite easy to deliver from this angle......

It looks quite easy to deliver from this angle……

...a little different from this angle. Good job she's not driving!

…a little different from this angle. Good job she’s not driving!

..more happy smiley kids

..more happy smiley kids

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One Response to A Whiteboard Donated from the Isle of Wight

  1. Gill D says:

    Duncan, so good to get your blog and I am so pleased re the white board. I noticed the children with no shoes standing on rough stony ground, such a shame when so many shoes here are discarded just because they have become too small. Could we do anything to help with this ? God bless Duncan our prayers continue for you Gill D

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