Why there ?
This is the first time I have
reached my class, barefoot, on a ladder, and I authorize a zebu to graze in a corner of the playground.
This is also the first time I have seen groups of children (ages of 7 and 15) as homogeneous in the desire (almost thirsty) to learn, attention, responsiveness, rapidity of assimilation. In some photographs, the eyes of the children testify.
Mister Thay was the emeritus and precious translator of my English little Oxfordian.
The sessions : at least one hour per day and per group, even on Sundays and often, informally, in the early evening ...
Three children (Sal Somngang, Seng Devith and Hak Dararith) quickly progressed.
They will soon be responsible for managing the material and transmitting the basics to others.
The OBT site can now announce to future volunteer foreigners the possibility of coming to teach Chess in this school.
The seed has been sown. I will ensure the evolution of its growth.
N.G.O. "Compter sur Demain" , intérested in my project, introduced me to Luang Prabang School Teachers
L'E.N.S. trains future teachers for
Most of the pupils are from the northern provinces where many remote villages miss educational facilities and teachers.
Without financial support from the NGO, many of these students would not be able to study.
Zoé Pontida, young Breton in "Civic Service" in this School has effectively prepared
20 students, 5 per level, were selected. They will be responsible for initiating others.
This initiation took place over 2 weeks, from 1h30 to 2h per day.
Their level in French is still average but they compensate by their seriousness and attention.
This initiation will be continued by Zoé PONTIDA, also a Chess player, until the end of the year.
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