17 kindergarten teachers from the Catholic Diocese of Gizo,attended a three (3) days Resource Making workshop in Gizo.
The seven schools are as follow:
Sacred Heart Wagina
St. John Bosco Nila
Luciano Capelli Kindy Petunia (Rarumana)
St. Margaret Canaan (Kohiqo
Areas covered at the workshop were as follow (a) Importance of the growth and development of the child (b) Proper nutrition for the growing child( c) how to help children to build their self-image and basic hygiene (d) Importance of games (e) How to facilitate children’s thinking (e) Developing games which related to cognitive development e.g. memory games, domino games, seriating games, logic and different modes classification plus other construction games.(How to encourage language development in children using different modes.
In the afternoon the teachers engaged in playing children's games e.g domino games, classification games, Bingo games, memory games, puzzles and the rest of the afternoon they made resources to take back to their Kindergarten.”This is the first workshop I attended and it will help me a lot to make the children to think for themselves, commented one of the participants.”
The workshop was facilitated by the two Italian Volunteers, Ms Paula Besta and Caterina Zaffignani assisted by the Education Secretary,Wryne Bennett.
On the fourth day , Thursday 25thSeptember, Rev. Bishop Luciano Capelli; sdb, officially presented the ECE Introductory Certificate to the 12 ECE teachers who had successfully completed the Field Based Training course at the end of 2013.It was a joyous day for those teachers who received their certificate. The Bishop encouraged them to continue the good work and promised them his continuous support in this field.