Summer Volunteer Program 2019: The little things that we do plant seeds of hope and happiness both in the children and in us

Day 14: Monday, 5 August, 2019

Nareh Kusbekian, Lebanon

The children started their day with a daily stretching routine and sports period following a routine of mine where we all talk about the weather, the season we’re in and the day of the week.

Being a volunteer for grade 1 students of ages 5-6, I usually start my first class with a quick introduction and an interesting science experiment to grab the attention of the kids and then start explaining them about a specific topic.

The topic of the day was: Aquatic Animals.

The children learned about different aquatic animals, their names in English, and discovered some fun facts about each one of them. They then had the Arts and Crafts period during which they had the chance to be creative and express their thoughts about our topic.

I usually keep things fun during the last period, that’s why we play some team building games, dance and learn new English songs. During this period all the children participate in the activities and socialize with one another.

In my opinion, Jusoor not only changes the lives of the refugee kids but also the lives of the volunteers such as myself. The past 2 weeks have been wonderful and adventurous. It’s true that every day we teach the children new lessons and ideas, but we also learn a lot from them; we learn that how the small gestures and the little things that we do plant seeds of hope and happiness both in the children and in us.

Naresh is volunteering at Jusoor’s educational centers in Lebanon during July and August 2019 as part of the Summer Volunteer Program. You can read more posts by our volunteers here.

Posted on August 6, 2019 in Refugee Education, Summer Program 2019, Volunteers

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