Sunday was a day of driving. I took my neighbours to see their son in boarding school for visitation day. Once per term, families are invited to come and visit their children at school, share a meal, and meet with their teachers and dorm parents.
I couldn't believe the size of the plates that these students were using to get their lunch!! They were like mini basins. Woah - that's a lot of posho (cornmeal) and beans.
This was just some of the family that gathered together on Sunday - Aunties cooked, cousins fellowshipped, and parents caught up on the progress reports. It was worth the drive to Malaba!
And we drove home under the most incredible rainbow.
Yesterday, 17 people packed into my sitting room for an introduction to the Stoplight Approach. It's a new material being developed about creating environments that keep our children safe in school and in the community. I really want to go further with this material here in Soroti.
It combines the brain, psychology, and the Bible... to understand children's needs and how to best educate them when they are feeling safe. Using the colours of the Stoplight...
Red means a child is in fight, flight, or freeze mode - not feeling safe. (Survival mode)
Yellow means a child is emotional - maybe hungry, tired, stressed.
And green means a child is safe - feeling loved and valued. It is best to teach in the safe zone... that's where their IQ really grasps what is being taught.
I thank God for this training!