What’s New at the Canata Pre-school – recent photos.

The Canata Pre-school, founded by Eva de Carvalho Chipenda, has become a national model of pre-elementary school education. In 2012, AMSF provided a grant of $10,000 towards an upgrading of the facility.

Dona Eva reports:

" The aim of the school upgrade project is to create a healthy and peaceful environment for the children, one in which they learn from one another and build a common future and perspective for Angola as they grow.

With the money donated by AMSF, we were able to equip the classrooms, the office, the kitchen and the laundry area. We were able to purchase an office desk and chair, a printer, an industrial stove, several pots, a bottle of gas, a washing machine, a wooden shelf and 8 tables with 48 small chairs. We were also able to create a nursery with four beds, and one swinger.

With the support of AMSF, we increased our enrollment to 250 children ages 2 to 5 who are accommodated in 10 classrooms. Working with the children are nine educators and their nine assistants. We also employ three cleaners.

The improved facility contributes to implementing our vision of a more just Angolan society founded on ethical, moral and Biblical principles, leading to a better world for all.

In early 2014 Selma Chipenda Dansokho visited her parents in Angola. Below you will see recent photos of the Canata Pre-school which Selma submitted to AMSF. Note: Selma is a former AMSF scholarship recipient, who has worked in Angola, Senegal and the USA, and is now contributing training to an applied health research program in Canada. Her husband is a minister in the United Church of Canada.

Below are some photos of the Canata pre-school: children and teachers, classrooms, assembly, playground, kitchen area (do not yet serve meals), toilets under repair, cool/down clean-up area. This year there are 250 children ages 0-6.

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sign
Eva Chipenda
classroom
classroom
classroom
schoolyard
schoolyard
schoolyard
schoolyard
schoolyard
singing
singing
art
backpacks
shower
bed nets
sandals
kitchen
library
nursery
office
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