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Organization Review

Overall Experience: 
This was my very first individual volunteering experience. My first connect with the organization - pre to arrival, was exceptional because they were very understanding of my financial situation and were willing to accommodate me with what I had. Besides that, I felt that more or detailed information should be provided on the individual volunteer program or set-up in terms of the roll-out of the ones program way in advance – because it’s slightly different to the one on the website profile. My arrival, was very warm and welcoming. A start package or program was printed and provided to me. This program/timetable started with breakfast and ended with dinner which was awesome. A meeting with the Grade 10 Mathematic Teacher (of the local school at which I would be volunteering) was schedule a day before the program kicks-off. This was refreshing, because it was my first time teaching grade 10s and it has been sure a long time (close to a decade) looking at maths. The material provided for the after-schools lessons for the children coming to the 14h30 to 17H00. It would have been more helpful if the ages or grades of the children were provided, as well as competency needs. This will help with preparation and coming up with appreciated educational games and learning points. The school facilities are wonderful with little improvement requirements such as a teacher’s desk, children’s reading and/or writing material. Perhaps a hint to the volunteers on the materials required/needs for the children will help. The accommodation was great, the showers were a lit cold but one gets use to those. The meals were warm and great as well as the company i.e. the staff. Very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely come back again especially if they consider a local’s affordable volunteer package.