Environmental Education: In January, I started co-teaching enviro ed classes with the headmaster. We have a 1-2 hour lesson every other Wednesday afternoon with the 5th and 6th graders. So far it's been surprisingly kickass, because Chaibou does a great job of animating and legitimizing the material. We're using the Globe curriculum- it's used by schools worldwide to gather data on different aspects of the environment: atmosphere, soil, water, and trees.
So far we've done 2 soil lessons and 2 tree lessons, and when the students return from spring break we're going to start a small tree nursery so everyone can take some trees home with them. Ibrahim, my friend, Hausa teacher, and formal work counterpart, is jazzed to help with all of that.
Next: women's literacy