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.
Since we didn't have tutoring last time, I got to meet 2 important
people. These people are AA members. That's Alcoholics Anonymous. Many of you know that the children
we tutor have fathers with drinking
These people want to help
and may have some tips for us who want to address this
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
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
*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
- snacks to share with kids and
- ballpen and scratch paper
- just some enthusiasm!!!
- OPTIONAL: If you have wifi
that would help a lot for questions we can't
answer but someone else's can be borrowed in case
you don't have :)
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 enjoy the
session and be better at school.
3. That the volunteers will enjoy their session
with the children.
Here are the latest schedules for future
and 3rd Saturdays of the month)
August 2 and 16 September 6 and 20 October 4 and
18 November 15 (possibly another on 29) December 6 (christmas party)
1-1:30 pm is for First timers orientation, asking
and setting up the venue (arranging chairs, putting books
on the tables etc)
1:30 or 2 to 3 pm tutoring proper
*when the volunteers come earlier,we can start tutoring
*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
If you cannot be there but want to help, we
+ offer to photocopy exercise sheets
+ lesson plans / activity sheets (grades 1 to
+ urgent need: filing cabinet or locked cabinet for the
This Saturday is coming and we pray that:
1. We will have a good attendance of both volunteers and
2. That that children will be able to learn and excel in
3. That the tutors will enjoy their session with the children and
take home wonderful memories.
We are calling for more volunteers! Everyone is
invited. You don't have to be a tutor. You just need to have
a heart of compassion for these young ones.
What will we teach? Primarily English and Math. If
you are able to teach other subjects that is great but we
don't require professional tutors. What we need are
people who are encouraging and positive for the children
How? Come and the children will ask you about
their homework or you can tell them a story or do some
simple arithmetic with them.
Please consider coming. When we lack tutors, we cannot
give 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
If you have more questions please feel free to contact me. Please confirm if you are coming so we can assign you a
child to Shannon at email@example.com
Lastly do tell us if you are
coming!!! Sometimes there are last minute changes with the venue so we need your
P.S. If you cannot come this Saturday, please come next
*Please feel free to pass this invite to anyone who may be
interested to join us!