Two volunteers from Austria, Anthea and Lucy, visited the Akaladevi Secondary School in Salang. After evaluating the level of each students they started to teach everybody according to their own skill level.
The students were very excited about the computer lessons, i.e. getting basic knowledge about computers and how to use them. While teaching computer skills, the volunteers encouraged the students to make conversation in English. Thereby, the students were motivated to overcome their shyness, ask and answer questions naturally, and improve their English conversation skills.
Anthea and Lucy furthermore volunteered at the Shree Shradha Women School. They worked with the students on English pronunciation, grammar, free-handwriting and they helped the local teachers to improve their English skills.
The students of this Women school are underprivileged and it is outstandingly beautiful to teach them with the assistance of foreign volunteers. The feeling that overseas volunteers are coming from a far distance to teach them is always extremely encouraging for the female students and inspires them to go ahead and learn and fight for a better life.
The students here need to learn simple conversation and basic grammar to gain confidence to speak English. From their first till the final day, we hope that both volunteers understood how highly cherished their contribution was. They clearly did their best to help these innocent women, who have the hope of learning despite all kind of hindrances they encounter in both their families and societies.
Thank you so much for your efforts, Lucy and Anthea!