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.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
A Child Needs You!
Sometimes an hour or two of your time with
someone can change the
course of their life forever. Even just a smile,
a pat on the back can
tell them that someone cares and wants to see
Life on the streets is living a life with an
uncertain future. Many who
are left to themselves turn to their friends who
are also searching for
meaning with their existence and some turn to
drugs and crime.
He Cares foundation is a beacon of hope for these
children but since
there are so many of them, the foundation still
needs you to put some of
the pieces together - like hope for the future,
value for education, even
just friendship can change the
Last Saturday's tutoring session, we had a good
attendance from the
children and a lot of first timers. We hope you
come back if you haven't
in a long while. Remember that the more the
children see you come back,
the more they feel the
Helping a child to love learning is surely a step
towards a brighter
know that you don't have to be a teacher to join us. You never
know how much of an impact you will make on a
child from the streets.
Even for a short
while you can touch a life. You can touch the future!
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.