By: Carolina, Voluntourist Medan
In this first week here I was so well receive by everyone! The house-keeper is very sweet, the food is delicious, and I have had the pleasure to try a different local dish every day. The kids are lovely and the Co-Directors Lissa and Aditi made me feel at home and very welcome. Since I’m the only volunteer, they took me out and we visited some places, including a cultural event with a “famous Indonesian singer”. I got a Henna tattoo as well!
This week I only assisted in the classes, but the students are amazing! I loved to see that they really want to learn; sometimes they come early and stay late after the classes. That surprised me because it is something that I would never see at home. I’m very happy that they recognize that this is good for their future, and that they value all the work that is done.
The special activity that I prepared this week was to teach them a little bit about the continents and oceans. I made a map and cut out the continents and the oceans so that they could stick them in the right place. After that we painted the map, and hopefully now they know a little bit more about the continents.