21 Apr Teaching English @Milly
Everyday I taught the kids of Asahan in their village school. The classes were split into primary and secondary based on age. The focus of the lessons were English which encompassed different topics, from food to telling the time. Many of the kids found real joy in simple aspects of school, including having a pen and their own english book, but also structure and discipline. All of them loved singing English rhymes and learning english through song. There were some great donations provided to the school which made it possible to teach the kids. At the end of the two months the children were given a Cambridge Elementary test followed by report slips with their grade, that were translated into Indonesian for their parents to read. English lessons will continue twice a week and i hope to return to the island as soon as possible to see how they are progressing. A very exciting time for these kids to build their skills and confidence. I hope that they are able to look to a future beyond what they could imagine possible for themselves, in whatever capacity that may be. Well done Kids of Asahan!