- Thank you, Bo teachers
Dear Bo Teachers,
We write to thank you and congratulate you on organising a very successful, enjoyable and productive visit. We are so impressed with the activities you enabled:
– getting pupils and teachers from every school to the BCC Waste Management centre
– improvements in many school buildings and teaching materials
– involving teachers in Global Learning, our Talking Rubbish Project, Waste Management and Climate Change
– your hospitality, friendship and care.Day of the African Child 2020 press release
The “Day of the African Child” is an international event, celebrated every year on 16th June, to raise awareness of the continuing need to promote children’s rights and to improve education to African children.
Since the Coronavirus prevents us from getting together to celebrate this day, teachers and other OWL members in Bo and the UK met up in a virtual meeting.My first visit to Bo – the most incredible experience
Going to Africa for the first time was immense and the greeting I received from everyone that I met was full of joy and happiness. Having the opportunity to teach children at St Francis Upper Bo was surreal. It felt like a dream, the rapport that I had with all the children was immense, they would not let me leave the school, I felt like a famous person. I taught children in Year 4 and in Year 6 a variety of subjects including Maths, Literacy, Reading and Science.
On our ‘Field-trip’ day, two children from each linked school, visited the Bo Waste Management Centre. Here the children learned about recycling and why burning plastics is harmful to the environment. The boys from St Francis, were enthusiastic, energetic and passionate.
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- Bo Schools return on 1st July
Today, July 1st, Bo schools have opened again for Class Six pupils who will sit their NPSE exams in August. Teachers and pupils alike have come to school with their face masks.
Our schools link enables us to connect with people from a different culture to learn about life from friends. This helps us all to become compassionate global citizens.New Committee in Bo
Following the tragic recent deaths of Maada Fobay and Alpha Bah, both active and key members of the OWL committee in Bo, the committee met on 14th March 2020 to elect a new executive. The new Chairman is Dr Wusu Sannoh, ex. Mayor of Bo, and Chairman of the Bo Children’s Hospital Board and a much respected elder in the Bo community.
They are a committed and active team and we can look forward with confidence to the future of One World Link.Planning Bo’s future growth: the work continues
We have partnered with the Prince’s Foundation to deliver training and the development of a “toolkit” to help cities such as Bo plan for their growth. Bo City Council staff have been undertaking the next phase of the work themselves. One of the outcomes of the workshop in January was the identification of an area as a natural hub for this growing community,
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