Category Archives: Kenyan students

Children’s Festival

Well of course there are clowns in Africa – why would I have thought otherwise? These Kenyan clowns have the whole curly rainbow hair and red nose that the clowns in all the movies have. They have the baggy clothes, … Continue reading

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Student recital!

While Boniface was away in Nakuru, I had been meeting with the students in the gardens and rooms of the Thiiri Centre. The most advanced class (which comprised of different kids each day) was doing so well on this particular … Continue reading

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Kids playing shuffleboard

I’m always impressed with kids. Whether they have money or not, they always find a way to make games to keep themselves entertained. And the kids in Meru are absolutely no exception. During one of my classes the other day, … Continue reading

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Boniface as a teacher

Boniface is a natural teacher. From the beginning, it was clear to me that if he could play the violin, then a lot of the pedagogy would follow naturally. It of course helps for him to observe other teachers, but … Continue reading

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How to talk as a teacher in Meru

The students here are very used to learning by rote. If I were to teach by rote in the States, the kids would just tune out. Unlike in the States, when these kids repeat what their teacher says, they often … Continue reading

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