Things are evolving here at FOA, and that became very apparent this week as we wrapped up the seventh week of our Transition off the Streets (TOS) programming. Our #NorviwoScholars have been making progress every day as they get closer to starting school, and our movers and shakers behind the scenes are making this all possible.
This week two of our #FOAChildren from the streets joined us #AtNorviwo to spend some time with our #FOAFamily. During this time, we were able to get a better understanding of their history, their strengths, and their future goals. We are so excited to have these boys join our #NorviwoScholars and to watch them reach their full potential!
Our science programming was a hit once again this week as we introduced experimentation. It is important to us here #AtNorviwo that each one of our scholars is accommodated, and we recognize that each student has a different cognitive style. By incorporating experiential learning and hands on projects we are able to make sure all of our students are engaged.
This week we also a started a World Religions class here #AtNorviwo after we realized there was a lot of interest and curiosity amongst our scholars. With interns and volunteers from diverse backgrounds at FOA, we recognized that our scholars were intrigued with the unknown and took this as an opportunity to further develop their intercultural literacy.
Pictured below is Kelvin, one of our original #FOAVolunteers. Following a calling he felt to serve his community, Kelvin remembers the exact day he started volunteering with FOA, on May 22nd, 2016. Kelvin has dedicated his Saturdays to street outreach ever since, as well as recently becoming a classroom teacher during the week days #AtNorviwo. Kelvin’s favourite thing about FOA is the diversity and inclusivity that makes up the #FOAFamily, “where everyone is a leader and all ideas are important”.
Thank you, Kelvin, and everyone else in the #FOAFamily who helps us reach our goal of one less child on the streets while building a culture of selfless service in Africa!