Our Trainers deliver the 16 Modules over a two year period to Groups of up to 25 nursery school teachers at a time. The sessions are held every four to eight weeks usually in community halls. In between Module sessions the Trainers run support groups and undertake class visits.
The Modules are designed to last 90 minutes and be interactive and good fun. They explain how play activities enhance a child’s development – and how to make educational aids and toys from locally-available waste materials.
The first eight Modules show teachers how to structure their week, organise their classrooms and how to make play the centre of everything they do. The goal is to help children to develop social skills, audio and visual perception, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, language and simple arithmetic.
The second set of eight Modules reinforce these key teaching messages but also address the importance of activity centres, personal hygiene, nature, safety and wellness, gender and inclusion and preparation for school.
The first eight Modules focus on helping the teachers organise and stimulate the children in their classrooms.
The second eight Modules reinforce key messages in particular the importance of the activity centres, advice on age appropriate learning, hygiene, and environmental education.
Our latest Modules are aimed at the Teacher Development – looking at Safety and Wellness and Gender and Inclusion issues.
In addition we have two Modules that are addressing the needs of the older children in nursery schools who proceed directly to formal schooling.
We ask our Trainers to make short videos of the activities that our teachers make out of waste materials. These are posted on the Perivoli Schools YouTube channel. This is a way of sharing ideas and stimulating creativity.
We have a Perivoli Schools Facebook page in each of the countries where we operate. It’s the Country Director’s job to curate these.