Graeme Durovich is fresh out of her high school and volunteering with PPES all the way from North Carolina, USA until mid March. In her gap year before she joins college, she is teaching the PPES little ones Playtime Activities. These PPES girls in age group 4-10 are first time school goers from the most marginalized and discriminated against communities. Play does not come naturally to these girls who can smile at the sight of a toy but do not know how to play with one.
On her first day in action, Graeme bought crayons, paper, indoor and outdoor games and jumping ropes for the kids. Every day, she prepares play activities to add FUN to the girls schooling. In Graems own words- Wow. It is quite challenging to tell the kids to go all out and play. Really, I am enjoying every bit drawing with the girls, helping them learn English through poems and songs and just running around and playing with them. The highlight of my day is gathering the little girls from their homes every morning. I think they like me being their caretaker.
Computer Lessons by Mike and Mary
Mike Mays and Mary Cairns arrived at PPES from Pennsylvania, in the USA, on October 13. Mike and the PPES computer teacher, Sarab, have been working hard to get the computer lab up and running, and connected to wireless, so that students can begin using the internet. Mike is also developing interactive computer courses to ensure that students learn computer skills that will allow them to obtain jobs in the computer field upon graduation.
SUNDAYS have become more happening at PPES with Mike and Mary around. On Sundays, Mike teaches computer classes to PPES students and teachers while Mary assists with the class. Both Mary and Mike have also been teaching English classes at the primary school.