Extraordinary kindergarten teaching project in Goa
The kindergarten project in Goa takes on the task of educating children from the age of 4 to 13 years old. They all are children from the slums which are incredibly poor areas that sadly do not have access to electricity or sanitation, which means they don’t have a lot of material things such as clothes, food and toys.
“It’s been an amazing experience being around the kids and interacting with them.”
Kindergarten teaching in Goa
At the project, we bring lunch for everyone and eat with the children usually after around 2 hours of class time. In addition to all of this, the coordinators pick up every single one of the children in the morning and take them back in the afternoon. After driving to their homes and seeing how they live, it really did have a huge impact on me. This whole journey has given me a lot of knowledge about the Indian culture, and how some families live. It’s important for them to be able to speak English because of the huge diversity of Indian languages throughout the country.
The project really showed me the importance of knowledge and education for these kids and I would love to come back to be able to see the growth and progress of the kids. Kindergarten teaching project was an amazing experience being around the kids and interacting with them, I recommend this project to anyone that wants to make an impact on these children’s lives and gain invaluable teaching experience.
In the afternoons we would travel to an outreach slum village that had an outdoor shelter area used for teaching and learning by the volunteers. Our coordinators came with us as we embarked on the invaluable experience of teaching children who have the most incredible desire to learn. By engaging with us, as volunteers we were able to quickly understand what aspects of learning they enjoyed the most and work creatively to find fun solutions to a range of subjects including maths and English.
The kids were all incredibly happy to have someone to talk to and tell their stories too. It was really nice, and the people were super friendly. There is a big difference between the learning ability of all the children because some are smaller than others but regardless everyone wanted to participate in the activities and games we offered them. I would recommend this to anyone that wants to put a smile on someone else’s face, especially if you want to join in the fun and creativity of teaching children.