Our young adults are encouraged to become involved in community services. Using their holiday time, some of them have decided to volunteer at Anjali House to help the youngest children develop new skills. Panha, Sokil and Sokuam are amongst the young adults who are organizing daily workshops about their favorite topics: IT, Arts and English.
Panha is teaching English and computer skills. He explains, “Most of the young students at Anjali House have never touched a computer. I had the idea to use a video game – “Mario Kart” – so they can start learning how to use a keyboard and have fun at the same time. For example, they have to use the arrows to move the Mario character on the screen. This makes them practice”.
Sokhea is teaching art and is loving it. She tutors the children how to draw simple shapes and their shadows. “Since the children are very young, their drawings are sometimes very funny” adds Sokhea.
Sokuam volunteers as an English tutor and organizes games in English. He has been doing this for 6 months and at times can find it challenging: “Sometimes, the students don’t listen or make too much noise. At first, I did not know how to react. Now, if the students are not behaving properly, I stop the class and ask them to settle down. I have discovered that teaching is a difficult job but I like it when I see the children learn thanks to my efforts. That encourages me.”
Ingenious, caring, resilient…these three have shown great leadership skills. All of them want to continue teaching after they graduate from high school. Sokuam and Panha would like to become English teachers and Sokhea, a kindergarten teacher.
Click on the link to learn more about our Young Adult program: https://anjali-house.com/project/young-adult-program/