It’s our pleasure to be volunteers in Medan: to teach and play and learn with the children here in Medan. The current Director , Louise, is a very warm-hearted and passionate person, and she talks a lot about the life,the children and the daily routine in IHF center. We were very nervous before the first class, but it has proven interesting and quite easy once the ice breaks. We taught the children to sing some famous songs [like edelweiss, big big world and ABC] and to draw some pictures. At first, some kids are too shy to respond us and the class is noisy. But later the lesson always gets better; the students were active and we got closer.
Though we felt embarrassed to teach at first, it got better after we got to know each other. Children warmly introduced themselves to us and really love to take photos with us. Although the teaching conditions are not perfect, students have a strong desire to gain knowledge. The local teachers are willing to offer help to us. We are looking forward to next week’s volunteer life.