After general discussions with Ezra Masika, the headteacher, we made our way to the library and met Lucas Ongo’ngi, the librarian. He has only been at the school for three months and has a teaching timetable as well as his library work, but has already recorded all of the books that have arrived and recruited two responsible prefects.
We talked about the work he has done and how the books could be classified, as well as a system for borrowing books. We brought a lot of material/equipment out with us, much of it donated by a variety of county libraries around the country, post computerisation. Several hours were spent classifying books and making out tickets in preparation for lending to the pupils.in th emorning and afternoon.
Between sessions, we spent an hour and a half at the resource centre with Sarah Fwmba, the special needs teacher and Lucas Wanyonyi, the new occupational therapist, who has only been working for Aquinoe for two weeks.We observed him treating the five most serious cases at the school and talked about the goals he has for each of them. He seems to be a very bright and knowledgeable young man. He agreed to make out a list of items he would like to have in the department and put the requests in order of priority.
In the late afternoon, I went to the “salon” to have my hair washed and blow dried. It cost a very reasonable ninety pence, so I may well return!