With the social distancing and stay at home orders, many people are finding themselves at home, with 24 hours of family time, every single day.  Kids are missing school, their friends, and their teachers. Parents are stressed about safety, jobs, and keeping everyone occupied.  

What if you set aside a couple of days a week to do something for the whole family?  Something you wouldn’t have to plan? Just One Africa is bringing the world to your home with a click of a button.

Each week Just One Africa,  an international nonprofit who works with local leaders in Kenya to provide sustainable solutions for vulnerable children and those affected by the clean water crisis, is bringing you a YouTube segment called “Stories with Shosh”.  Shosh, a Swahili word meaning grandmother, is the name of the host, Joanie Fowler. Joanie is a teacher who currently subs in many schools throughout Forsyth County. In Kenya, at the schools who partner with Just One Africa, she is affectionately known as Shosh – because she is everyone’s grandmother.

“Stories with Shosh” are posted every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm.  The segment includes a story read aloud, new vocabulary, a family challenge, and activities.  Activity links can be found in the YouTube description or in the Newsletter that is sent during the week.  

If you’d like to know more about “Stories with Shosh” you can follow Just One Africa on Facebook, DM Just One Africa your email address to receive updates and links, OR go to www.justoneafrica.org and sign up.  Due to publishers’ permission guidelines, many stories have to be posted with a private link, so sign up to get access to ALL of the segments available.