Professional development of our teachers in Kibaale Community Schools has always been a priority in our school programs. When we took our nursery and kindergarten teachers to Kampala city to learn some knew skills at an early childhood resource centre, they learned more than how to make teaching aids from local materials. Teachers not only came back with a class 'big book' that they made from scratch, they also learned the value of working together as a team.
Creativity and confidence grows as they help each other make the materials they need for their classes. We have developed many of our own resources in the past as well, making charts, books, games and toys out of banana fibre, plastic grain sacks, paper mache, empty boxes and water bottles. Nothing is wasted in our teacher workroom!