By Jessica Roy

Meet Your Global Neighbors – Week Five!

Welcome to week five! As stay at home orders are lengthened, we will continue to learn how our friends around the world spend their free time. We greatly appreciate our partners giving us new ideas to keep our minds and bodies busy. We believe now more than ever that we are more alike than we are different and we are positive that we will get through this challenging time together, as a global community.

Below are this week’s activities for our friends and family around the world. As you move through these activities please share photos and videos using the hashtag #TFEathome. You can also email them to us (info@tailoredforeducation.flywheelstaging.com) or comment on our social media pages.

We hope this will provide you and your loved ones with some fun learning experiences during this unprecedented time. We are thinking of all of you and are grateful for each and every one of you!

Stay healthy and stay positive!

For Everyone:

  • Learn more about Uganda with our country profile! Would you ever try nsenene?
  • Try Gumboot Dancing! Our amazing friend Thando from the Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa was so generous with his time and created a gumboot tutorial for us! He only has three rules: 1) be safe 2) be excited and 3) SMILE!  Here is a message from Thando:   “Hi Everyone! We hope you are all well no matter where you are in the world. We all need to find ways to stay active even when we need to stay at our homes these days, and what better way to have fun and get your body moving than learning a little Gumboots Dance? Want to share your dance with us? We’d love to see you doing your gumboots dance or any dance you love to do. Send us a video! We can’t wait to connect with you. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!”
  • Get in the kitchen! Our lovely friends at AGAGE AIDS Orphan Care shared another favorite recipe with us: Cauliflower Potato and Peas Fry. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
  • Ebook: Our friends at Akili Girls’ Preparatory School in Kisumu, Kenya wrote and published digital books on various aspects of life in Kenya!  We visited these young women last year and love sharing their work with you. Our fourth featured author is Fatuma, with her book I Love Games. We would love some of our readers to create books we can share with our friends at Akili!

Meet the Author

Fatuma is ten years old and loves science and reading. She says her uniform is smart and allows her to concentrate. Fatuma is inspired by being able to help her parents and she wants to be a doctor! Keep on working hard, Fatuma!

Book Recommendation:

The TFE book club lives on and this week’s book is I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, written by Malala Yousafzai. Malala spoke out against the Taliban when they took control of her valley in Pakistan. The Taliban didn’t believe girls should attend school; Malala believed otherwise. They shot her in the head to silence her but she survived and has gone on to champion for the right of education for women and children. This memoir will inspire you and remind you that your voice could change the world.

For our Elementary Friends: