Monday, September 26, 2022

German Volunteers' Journal [September 19-23]

Hello, this is Anna. It was my fourth week at St. Francis of Assisi School.

As Lukas already told you last week, I am supporting Ms. Maricel Navigar in the Pre-Kindergarten classes until lunch everyday. My tasks are very diverse and range from performing morning rituals to support with the way to the bathroom to providing individual assistance and contributing my own ideas.

For example, last Thursday, Ms. Ma and I introduced the letter C. For the introduction, I prepared a nice concentration game, which the students really liked. Afterwards we wrote the letter C with our fingers in the air, then on the table, after this the students wrote the C on the chalkboard and then in the folder. While doing this Ms. Ma and I went around and assisted as needed. I also made puzzles with the C, which the children formed.

After lunch I supervised the 4th and 7th graders with their Learning Activity Sheets (worksheets). My main task was to create a good learning atmosphere, to give help when needed and to check the LAS for completeness and correctness.

At 3 p.m., class was over and it was time to go home.
I really enjoyed my work at the school and I am looking forward to the next week.

Till next time! 👋

Anna :)

Monday, September 19, 2022

German Volunteers' Journal

We are Lukas, Anna, Jule and Jan, four Germans currently volunteering in the Philippines with Tapulanga Foundation and working as assistant teachers at St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City until August 2023. We will be updating you weekly on what we experience at St. Francis.

[September 5th-9th and September 12th-16th]

September 5th, 2022 was the first official workday. Having only recently come back to school after two years at home, the students are definitely struggling to get used to the in-person school routine. They also only have half days instead of full days, however, the school is offering extra time in the afternoon for some learners that can’t do their Learning Activity Sheets (LAS) at home, to do them in school. Wednesdays are always half days for everyone.

Currently, in the mornings, Anna is assigned to the Day care, Jule and Jan alternate between Grade 1 and 2, while I alternate between Grade 1 and 6. In the afternoon, all four of us help out with the students as they do their LAS. My students range from Grade 7 to Grade 9. If we have nothing to do during classes, then we help out in the library.

Overall, we are very much looking forward to more experiences at St. Francis of Assisi School. It will be interesting, challenging, and very memorable!

Until next week 😄,

Lukas 👋

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Tapulanga Foundation welcomes the four Hilfprojekt Mariphil German volunteers!

Last August 25, 2022, Tapulanga Foundation welcomed the Hilfprojekt Mariphil e.V volunteers in Iloilo City. The Foundation is in partnership with MARIPHIL since 2019 – with Annelie Paul and Franzi Osterrieder as our 1st batch of German volunteers, Jade Mae Dehnel and Annika Zöller as our 2nd batch of German volunteers – and now welcoming our 3rd batch of volunteers from MARIPHIL – Anna Paulin Krüger, Jule Bär, Lukas Williams and Jan-Niklas Haase who will be staying in the Philippines until August 2023!
In the afternoon, our Tapulanga staff Marianne and Marechris joined the Supervisors’ Meeting held in LS training Center in Mandurriao Iloilo. During the meeting, supervisors from different Mariphil – partnered organizations gathered and discussed feedback and strategies on how to effectively handle the volunteers.

Our 4 German volunteers will be assisting students in St. Francis of Assisi School with their Learning Activity Sheets, segregation, assisting teachers during activities and other foundation and school-related events. We are very much excited to have them working with us!