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skipping ropes for schools in Malawi - an update!

Posted on Friday, 08 January 2010 05:09PM by

Susan Reimer has now returned from her trip to Malawi where she visited four schools, she took the opportunity to present the schools with some skip-hop skipping ropes and also took the time to show them how to use them!

'We were able to teach two groups at the largest school - the second group were selected from the older grades for the purpose of teaching the younger ones later. Some of them will also take ropes to the other 3 schools to teach.

The children were very enthusiastic jumpers! A couple of them even managed a bit of Double Dutch. For the single rope jumping - both long and short - the hardest part was teaching them the double bounce! The language barrier made it even more difficult - hence my very dramatic body language! All in all though, it was a huge success. Thank you again for your fantastic generosity.

I'm now in the middle of arranging student sponsorships - (secondary school in Malawi isn't free and remains out of reach for most young people) - so it was a very fruitful time. I hope to go again in a couple months to check on the students - and of course the skipping.' Susan Reimer


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A village where some of the school children come from, no big smiles yet but of course they have not yet discovered skipping!

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In the classroom. The children settle down for lessons.

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Susan presents one of the schools with some skip-hop skipping ropes. 

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Some basic individual skipping skills are learned. Everyone has to start somewhere!

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' The language barrier made it even more difficult - hence my very dramatic body language! All in all though, it was a huge success. Thank you again for your fantastic generosity.' Susan Reimer

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The art of long rope skipping is mastered by this young student

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Of course the girls show that anything the boys can do, they can do too.
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Susan teaches some of the older children how to turn double dutch ropes so that they can take these new skills to share with the younger children.

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I Love it! This fantastic shot the double dutch skipping is shown to be be a huge success!

At skip-hop we were delighted to receive these wonderful photographs from Susan. It is so great to see the children enjoying their skipping. We look forward to getting an update in a couple of months and finding out how those skipping skills are coming along.