In May, Friends of Morazán sponsored a storytelling workshop for pre-school teachers put on by FoM partner organisation, NECAT. The Nicaragua Education Culture and Arts Trust (NECAT) is a UK registered charity that supports educational initiatives in Nicaragua through sponsorship of after-school clubs and other educational projects that operate through the medium of culture and the arts.
To help overcome the lack of educational opportunities for children from modest backgrounds in Nicaragua NECAT has opened a Learning Re-inforcement Centre in the indigenous barrio of Sutiaba in the city of León. By running this centre for underprivileged children NECAT has a base that can act as a model centre for extra mural education. The centre is run by qualified teachers and supported by Nicaraguan, UK, US and European volunteers.
Four of FoM’s pre-school teachers travelled to León to attend a storytelling workshop that taught the teachers how to bring storytelling to life within their classrooms. Using various props, art supplies, and reading materials, the teachers learned to create a more animated learning environment for their students.