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.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
15 March on March 15
"15 March on March 15"
What does it all mean?
It means that a class of 15 are coming on
They're marching on as a call to serve the
So, either you can take a rest or just be an observer
Just to update you, we met up with the
coordinators of the other
He Cares areas and they are excited to have more
tutors come and
help out!!! They are currently looking for
venues to have the study
And wait! SOME GOOD
We heard that this year almost all the children
have raised their
grades to an average of 80 to get their reward
(as we have promised!)
Wow we are really going to stretch our budget but
this is great news!!!
They are really improving their grades!
Every year, more and more
children are joining the achievers
It's all because of YOU and your
Please do join us in the mission of making these
children's lives better!
Last Saturday's tutoring session was a first! 14
And we already turned away some who confirmed!
This really means
that we can branch out to the other areas. Isn't
We think so!
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 next 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.
Please join us on:
April 5, 2014 (Saturday)
1 to 3 pm
3rd floor, Brgy. Bungad
*near Baler St. and West Ave. QC (map
1-1:30 pm is for First timers orientation, asking
and setting up the venue (arranging
chairs, putting books and materials
on the tables etc)
1:30 to 2-3 tutoring proper
*when the volunteers come earlier,we can
start tutoring earlier
*PLEASE ask for directions before
Saturday because sometimes, we are
already doing the orientation and some volunteers
are lost because we
are already busy and were not able to answer the
THINGS TO BRING:
- bring water, you might get
- no need to bring anything else, just some
If you cannot be there but want to help, we
+ offer to photocopy exercise sheets
+ lesson plans / activity sheets (grades 1 to
This Saturday is coming and we pray
1. We will have a good attendance of both
volunteers and children.
2. That that children will be able to learn and
excel in school.
3. That the tutors will enjoy their session with
the children and take home wonderful memories.
Here are the latest schedules for future
and 3rd Saturdays of the month)
April 5 and 19 May 3 and 17 June 7 and 21 July 5
and 19 August 2 and 16 September 6 and 20 October 4 and 18 November
15 (possibly another on 29) December 6 (christmas party)
NEXT Saturday (APRIL 5):
We are calling for more volunteers! Everyone is
You don't have to be a tutor. You just need to
heart of compassion for these young
What will we teach? Primarily English and Math.
are able to teach other subjects that is great
but we don't
require professional tutors. What we need are
who are encouraging and positive for the children
How? Come and the children will ask you about
homework or you can tell them a story or do some
arithmetic with them.
Please consider coming. When we lack tutors, we
the attention they badly need since we have to
tutor 2 or 3 or
4 students at a time. We aim to have one child
to one tutor.
If you have more questions please feel free to
reply to me.
Please confirm if you are coming so we can assign
you a child
to Shannon at email@example.com
P.S. If you cannot come this Saturday, please
come next time!
*Please feel free to pass this e-mail invite to
anyone who may be interested to join