I was one of 40 participants at a Locality Headteachers' INSET course today. The aim was to train headteachers to deliver training. Once we got started, 2 hours late, it was most interesting and enlightening for me. I'm getting a much clearer picture of my future at work here.
We were joined very briefly by a grubby but inquisitive pig at one point. Later on a small dog came in and lay on the floor. I learned from my neighbour that he belonged to a participant who is blind. The dog didn't arrive or leave with her!
Lunch was Jojo (peanut soup) with Banku (fermented maize and cassava dough ball thing!) and a piece of smoked fish, all eaten with your hands. I'm struggling to get used to the heavy balls of stuff. There are 4 types now- Banku, Kenke, TZ and Fufu. The fish is lovely and the soup is good but spicy.
I go back for Day 2 tomorrow. It will be a little more practical and I can help with the facilitation, apparently. Great stuff. I can feel useful and have a free lunch!!
Here are a couple of photos from inside the house. Despite the intense heat and sunshine it is quite dark.