In May 2016, the Church of the Good Shepherd, Air Panas Setapak, opened English classes with the blessings of Rev. Fr. Christopher Wilveraj, to children who are weak in the language especially to the under privileged. With 6 volunteers to teach, 20 students from Std 1-Form 4 enrolled. However, in the beginning of 2017, 23 more students joined, with 6 adults (who were some parents) wanting to learn Communicative English and another 3 volunteers joined us. In total we have 49 of which mainly are Sarawakians and about 4 children from the care of MOP, GSC.
On 22nd Sept 2017, an event “Learning English the Fun Way” was held from 10.30a.m.-12.30p.m. All 43 students, with enthusiasm and eagerness attended. Activities like charades, treasure hunts, formation of stories, sentence formation, scavenger hunt using newspaper, crossword puzzles, play acting and word cookies – making words were used to inspire the students to continue their interests in the language.
To end the event, parents were invited to join the students and teachers for lunch. Parents were very appreciative towards the volunteers on time and effort given to the students for this event.
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