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 👋

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