Gaining Ground at Monde Primary
February 9 2015

Our volunteers at Monde Primary School aim to invest in the education of the children as well as to bring them exposure to different ways of learning. In partnership with the teachers at the school, our volunteers work to increase the quality of education that the children are receiving through providing supplementary lessons in subjects where the children struggle. This week has been a hard working week for our volunteers, as they have been assisting with English and Maths for the grade five class. The children have shown a great improvement in their understanding of addition and subtraction since the volunteers started dedicating time to them, which re-emphasises the importance of giving children directed, intentional and individual attention. The children were also taught fun ways to practice their English comprehension- learning how to create words from scrambled letters and how to identify words in a word puzzle.

The volunteers are able to tailor-make individual lessons to suit each particular child; which allows for more time to be given to the slow learners. This allows these students to keep up with the bright students in the class. The volunteers also make it a priority to keep the faster learners stimulated and engaged. This contribution by the volunteers has brought great improvements in the academic performance of the children at Monde Primary School. It is also exciting for the children to learn in well floored classes; following the hard work of previous volunteers re-flooring the classes before the children came to school to kick off the New Year.

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