The language challenge was the thing that worried me the most when I got here. I have been involved in training and mentoring children of all ages my whole life. I wanted to use my tools of years of work while meeting the new community in Mexico for the first time! For the first few
“I arrived in Ghana in May and now towards the end of the trip, we are saying goodbye to the children. As part of volunteering we are in seven different schools, where the level of education of the children varies. On Tuesdays we came every week to the school from Nissipal, a government school. The
“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are new guidelines in Uganda. Schools and other institutions were closed this week for 42 days. We decided not to let the children of our community sit at home bored! We opened a “take away” service! We are distributing boxes with activities to the children’s homes in the neighborhood.
“During one of the walks to school on our first days of the project, a group of African boys walked towards us, and before we knew it, our director began to speak to them enthusiastically in Hebrew. We could not understand what was happening and couldn’t believe what we were hearing! This was the first
In one of the lesson we conducted an activity through a challenging thinking game called “Chinese Stones.” Towards the end of the lesson, a question arose on the table, “Who can beat the teacher?” At first the answer was unanimous – “nobody”, “the teacher is invincible”. This is despite the fact that the students were
Who Knew How Important a Game of Tic Tac Toe could be/Emily, Volunteer at Project TEN Durban, February 2020
Once a week we volunteer in a one of the high schools in the Inanda township. That day is a serious challenge for us – each classroom has between 75-80 students and us, the thinking game team have a lot of dilemmas of what thinking game should we teach, what will intrigue the big kids.