Teaching Inside the Classroom, Learning Outside the Classroom

Allie and Haily teaching sexual health at Valmiki Vidyalaya High School.

My oh my, have we ever been busy since our last post! 
Janet with her and Allie’s class at Sophia Primary School. 
Our teaching schedule has been as busy as ever, and we have been covering some very interesting and important topics. Over the past two weeks we have finished up our unit on substances and peer pressure, and have entered into the much awaited sexual health unit, focusing on puberty, sexual anatomy, contraceptives, STIs and HIV. It’s hard to believe, but we are in our second last week of teaching here in Georgetown, and the time is still flying by. 

Over the next couple weeks we will be covering healthy relationships, mental health, and doing some review. It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the halfway point of project! Between our busy teaching schedule and planning fun activities at youth spaces, the time is flying by. We are feeling motivated to make the most of these last few weeks.
The 4 of us and our AEA students in front of the bus.
We have also had a number of exciting experiences in the past couple of weeks. Friday May 31st, we were fortunate enough to be invited along on AEA’s field trip to the Suriname border. AEA is a school that we teach at multiple times a week and have developed a great relationship with, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to not only see more of the country, but also to interact with the students in an informal setting outside of the classroom. We drove together in a bus for about 3 hours along the coast, passing some absolutely stunning scenery, driving through countless communities and villages. At the Guyana-Suriname border, we were given a ferry tour and took in the spectacular view of Suriname and the river that divides it from Guyana. After a lunch break, we had a quick tour of Guyana’s beautiful #63 beach, where we got to stretch our legs for a bit and play some games. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to join AEA on this trip!
Enjoying the super fun (and long) bus ride!
The view along the northeast coast of Guyana
(Note: Suriname can be seen across the river!)
Adam, Janet, and Haily at the Suriname Border.
Allie, Haily and Janet at #63 Beach. 
Adam in his typical lunge position at #63 Beach. 
We have an exciting last few weeks ahead of us, and are very much looking forward to making the most of each day that we have left!
Lots of Love,
Allie, Adam, Janet & Haily
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