On the week of 14-18.01 SOS Children´s Villages Azerbaijan facilitated a teacher training seminar in Baku aimed at empowering teachers, broadening their horizons and giving them tools to overcome daily challenges. During this week these precious teachers were guided by Dr. Reeta Sonawat in various fields related to child education of all ages, ranging from grooming creativity to keeping healthy, from language development to communication skills, from discipline to mindful yoga practice.. BEI would like to thank SOS Azerbaijan for facilitating this seminar, JW Marriott Absheron Baku Hotel for kindly providing the venue, Dr. Sonawat for giving her all as usual, Samaya Jafarova for the professional translating and last but not least Fidan Suleymanova for orchestrating this complex event flawlessly. To be continued!
BEI would like to thank Mrs. Simona Sabbatini for travelling to Younglife Africa Centre on behalf of BEI, where she met Lucy and John to discuss their current challenges and ways BEI can help overcome them. Thank you Lucy and John for making Simona feel right at home.. to be continued!
Thank you Katha for all your great work in 2018 and for producing this heartwarming video. It is our honour to help you help these inspiring children!
In September BEI sponsored a workshop in Baku for the first time. This unique week was initiated by Ms. Fidan Suleymanova who invited Ms. Simona Sabbatini to Baku in order to coach and empower the children of SOS Children´s Villages Azerbaijan. This was both a challenging and an emotional week both for staff and children and tears were shed upon Simona´s departure :( But we promise she´ll be back!
After the success of the BEI teacher training in Uganda back in April, Ms. Simona Sabbatini and Prof. Reeta Sonawat returned to Uganda for another training in order to fulfil the growing demand for such workshops. We would like to thank Buyemba Suubira Uganda Organisation (BSUF) for planning, orginizing and hosting this teacher training. Thanks again Reeta and Simona for making the long journey once again and putting your all into it. Well done everyone!
BEI supported a second teacher training seminar in Africa, one month after the one in Kenya. This time it took place in Uganda and was organised and hosted by Reach The Poor. 50 teachers from the Kasese region attended the training which was facilitated as always by our dear Dr. Prof. Reeta Sonawat who again made her long way from India. Alongside Reeta were her assistant Sona and Ms. Simona Sabbatini. Thanks everyone for this well orchestrated production!