Having the opportunity to join Kim in one of her journeys to Mohon Elementary School in Tanauan, Leyte. For her, the Teaching Project is a great opportunity to experience the work of a gifted volunteer as Kim.
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” Brad Henry
Everyday at 6:45am, Kim takes the jeepney outside the arch of the VFV in the Bliss Tacloban.
She seems to have lots of activities for the students, and plans to teach her students how to play hang man, a traditional game from the USA, where she is from.
The ride to the school takes about 30 minutes from the VFV office, locals are always very friendly and they always welcome us with a great smile.
By the time we arrive, all the kids form in line, to sing the National Anthem of the Philippines.
Unlike the other schools, the kids aren’t wearing uniforms, however they don’t seem to need it for learning.
The class starts on time and as soon as Ms Kim, enters the room all her students respectfully greet and sit in silence.
This shows how much respect the student have for Ms. Kim Damon, encourages the students to learn by using their creativity.
Her main areas are teaching English, improving their pronunciation.
She spends 90min with the 5th Graders and 90min with the 6th Graders.
According to Kim the project has its challenges as she is used to work with 3rd and 4th Graders.
However as many of our volunteers she has the passion and dedication to overcome any problem that may arise.
Keep up the good work.
Written and Photo Courtesy by:
Sergio Romo – Media Intern from Chile/Australia