Creativity Boost is back! Drakkar runs literacy workshops at Les Enfants de Dieu!
After a brief hiatus, Creativity Boost is back!
Drakkar has partnered with a children's center - Les Enfants de Dieu - a home for former street children in Kigali. We will run literacy workshops, help to build a love of reading, play creative games with the children. The center is home to over 90 children, all boys, ranging in age from 6-19, and Drakkar worked with all of them on Saturday!
First the students introduced themselves by drawing a picture and sharing it with the group. Sentence starters helped them feel more comfortable speaking English, and writing their answers down helped to build familiarity with the language.
Next, we read a story in Kinyarwanda. We've translated many of the Junior African Writers Series into Kinyarwanda, to improve access to readers written in Kinyarwanda.
And then we read the same story in English to help build vocabulary. We love using the Junior African Writers Series!
The older children were asked to unscramble sentences in English, so that they would make sense.
There were many other activities, and we will return to work the children once a month. It was a great experience for our volunteers and the children alike, and Drakkar looks forward to continuing to build a culture of reading in Rwanda, including with the boys of EDD.