Program Launching event was held on 4th of July at St. Joseph School. Orinetation was given to the volunteer high school students recruited from private schools to give tutoring and mentorship support to elementary students from government/public schools that come from poor economic backgrounds. The orienttion included breifing of the code of conduct, signing of Code of Conduct, discussion of their duties, responsibilities and acquainting them with the new environment they will be working on for the next eleven weeks and also filling out youth membersship form.
This year over 300 volunteers were recruited in general; from those about 90 of them are participating in the tutoring and mentorship catagory. These voluteer tutors are grade 9 and 11 students from Future Talent School, Nazareth School, St. Joseph School and School of Tomorrow and Deliverance School.
This year we have a total of 5 inters from here and abroad at office and feild level. Since 4th of July the tutoring classes have commenced on two of the selected five target public elelmentary schools; Tinsae Berhan and Yeka Terrara, with a plan to include three additional schools, namely John F. Kenedy, Misraq Berr No.2 and Yewetatoch Genet Schools shortly. There are around one hundred sixty target students selected with poor acedemic performance, from grade one to four, that are currently receiving tutoring classes in Mathematics, English and Science subjects, every Saturday.
This program not only benefits these youth vollunteers to learn responsibility and aquire teaching expereince but they also get a glimpse of the different challenges faced by other kids of limited means. Most importantly they get to enjoy the spirit of voluterism.