The Philippines is home to a staggering number of children who live on the streets. Faced with a multitude of every day challenges, many stop schooling. Some have taken on the task of encouraging the children to dream big for themselves and their families. These are the life and times of a volunteer tutor in the Philippines.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The Most Powerful Weapon
“Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are
the most powerful weapons." - Malala Yousafza, the 16-yr-old Nobel Peace prize nominee asks
governments to stop buying arms
but instead spend the money on
On Saturday we invite you to make a difference in
the lives of young children, to smile, encourage and help them in any way we can to keep them
striving in school, to never give up!
We are sorry the weather was bad last time so we
had to cancel our session. We were concerned for the health of the small
children walking in the rain to the venue as
well as for the volunteers who were coming from as far as Cavite who would have
a harder time if we canceled later in the day.
Come this Saturday?
You don't have to be a whiz at Math and English,
we just need you to listen
to the children and to help them read books
(provided) and maybe understand
their lessons (if you need assistance, other
tutors may be asked). Don't be
apprehensive about forgetting the basics from
gradeschool, we've forgotten
too. It's a team and we help each other
remember. What's most important
is that these children make a friend who
encourages them to go on.
Just 2 hours to encourage them that learning can
be enjoyable (or that it is
possible to understand) is more than
enough. Seeing people who care is enough.