On the 19th of April 2016, members of Educate a Child in Africa, Inc.’s Play and Learn | Leadership club of the Mafany residential area in Limbe, Cameroon assembled at their club venue for activities. Ten-year-old Ekema coordinated the activities. He is a class four pupil of Nfahwil Bilingual Nursery and Primary School Limbe who enjoys English language lessons and aspires to become a Police Officer. After the kids prayed and sang the club anthem together, Keziah chose ‘Development’ as the word of the day. She offered a detail explanation of the term with the use of practical examples.
In the first activity, the club members sorted out nouns from Educate a Child in Africa, Inc.’s learning bricks. The children constructed and presented sentences with the selected nouns. Larry’s sentence read “Mary hurt him”, while Kingsley’s read, “I took my dog out”.
The youngsters continued to the next activity of the day where they performed a sketch on infrastructural development in an imaginary village. The sketch was based on the construction of accessible roads linking the village square to the chief’s palace, the health centre, the school, the police station and the market. Working as a team, the club members performed their different roles in the sketch with enthusiasm and laughter.
Amidst chit chat, Ekema and his friends parked up everything they used for the games and dispersed from the club venue in anticipation of the next meeting.