About the project
The pedagogy used has influences from many different directions and a customized strategy has been designed to suit the local context. The basic thing is that every child is in focus. An important task for the preschool in Nakamtenga is through play and work to give the children a good language and a great vocabulary, both in their mother tongue and in French, which is the official language of the country, but which a few in the countryside speak and understand.
Another major theme of children's education and education is hygiene. A great deal of emphasis is placed on cleanliness, both bodily and in terms of clothes. Hand washing is done several times during the day and tooth brushing is mandatory after each meal. This education lays the foundation for good health and well-being.
There are still too few preschools and the demand is greater than the supply. We have children from other villages than Nakamtenga, whose parents bring them to preschool every day. This parental engagement shows a change in the attitude towards small childrens’ capacity and needs. The children who live further away are brought whereas many children that live in Nakamtenga walk by themselves. The largest risk factor for these children is the traffic.
The purpose of the preschool in the village of Nakamtenga is to carry out a preschool activity with pedagogy and teaching materials that are based on the children's own language and context. In this way, the children are given the basis they need to complete their continuing schooling as well as possible. The preschool in Nakamtenga is aimed at children from the neighboring countryside whose conditions for managing school differ greatly from children with parents who themselves have a school background. Our goal is for the pedagogy and teaching material produced here to be model-forming for the entire country.