Update of ElShaddai Community Centre – Tasik Permai

    Tasik Permai Learning Centre was set up to serve in an area in Ampang where there are Rohingya and Myanmarese families. Students from various ages have signed up for a combined class running at the centre. Currently, there are 7 children, aged between 6 to 12 years old attending regular lessons where they mainly focus on learning English writing, phonetics and syllables from level 1 to 8 and basic Mathematics. Additional lessons run to motivate the children are science, moral activities, art & craft, singing and fun time every Wednesday. There are also classes conducted in the students’ homes through family visitation mainly teaching English. By reaching out to the students and the parents, we are able to build stronger ties with the communities and empower them to have a stronger command of English that will ease resettlement for them in the future. In the month of September to October 2019, a volunteer teacher came to assist the younger group for a number of weeks to provide personal mentoring to children that require special guidance. Every month, young adult volunteers from Glad Tidings (Petaling Jaya) spend time with over 50 children in songs, games, dance, sharing lunch and presenting essential food items to the families. We are grateful for their generous contribution and relentless effort. The centre also extended services further by providing children’s homework guidance in the evening when requested by some mothers. Based on the positive feedback from their children, the mothers hope it will motivate the fathers to send their children to our centre rather than to some other schools. As our work into this community has been well received and we are expanding, we would like committed volunteers to join us as: • Assistants to current teachers • Assistants in community visitation • Men or couples to reach out to the Rohingya and Myanmarese male adults  

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