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Rowena
Stamford
Languages: 
English
March, 1999
Bio: 
My name is Rowena Stamford and I am very interested in volunteering, specifically teaching. Ever since I went to Cambodia last year as part of a teaching immersion I have been passionate about teaching in disadvantaged countries and eagerly look forward to being able to use my skills and passion to help and support others. To me learning is a privilege of which I am very grateful, and it is in my belief that every one should have access to this privilege, no matter where they were born. When teaching in Cambodia the eagerness of the children enlightened me to the fact that learning was not simply a privilege for them, but a gift. One memory that will stick with me forever is the smile I received from one girl who was struggling but finally understood. I sincerely hope that I will be able to impact other children in the same way as well as for the experience to help me grow as a person. From a young age I have shown a great interest in other cultures and ways of life, and I intend to explore this curiosity by visiting and immersing myself in different communities, not simply as a tourist, but as an active and aware member of the community.
Volunteering Experience: 
In year 11 me and 11 other students went on an immersion to Cambodia in which we taught in slum schools, assisted in a home for HIV and Aids boys with disabilities, learnt about the language and the culture, as well as assisted in the building of a new school. In pairs we designed lessons for the students, and when not teaching we were either doing one on one reading with the students or being an assistant teacher. I have also volunteered at a local after school care in the looking after of the children including preparation of food, cleaning and designing activities. From a young age I have also been involved in a number of smaller charity events including the Wesley mission food drive, the 40 hour famine, life line collections and salvation army hampers. I am currently seeking a volunteering opportunity during the gap between school and university in which I hope to teach in disadvantaged schools.
Education: 
I am currently completing my International Baccalaureate
Occupation: 
Full time student and casual work
Other Skills: 
Prior English teaching knowledge
Bronze life saving certificate
Communication and people skills
Rowena Stamford
Sydney
Australia
Languages:
English
March, 1999
Description
My name is Rowena Stamford and I am very interested in volunteering, specifically teaching. Ever since I went to Cambodia last year as part of a teaching immersion I have been passionate about teaching in disadvantaged countries and eagerly look forward to being able to use my skills and passion to help and support others. To me learning is a privilege of which I am very grateful, and it is in my belief that every one should have access to this privilege, no matter where they were born. When teaching in Cambodia the eagerness of the children enlightened me to the fact that learning was not simply a privilege for them, but a gift. One memory that will stick with me forever is the smile I received from one girl who was struggling but finally understood. I sincerely hope that I will be able to impact other children in the same way as well as for the experience to help me grow as a person. From a young age I have shown a great interest in other cultures and ways of life, and I intend to explore this curiosity by visiting and immersing myself in different communities, not simply as a tourist, but as an active and aware member of the community.
Volunteering Experience
In year 11 me and 11 other students went on an immersion to Cambodia in which we taught in slum schools, assisted in a home for HIV and Aids boys with disabilities, learnt about the language and the culture, as well as assisted in the building of a new school. In pairs we designed lessons for the students, and when not teaching we were either doing one on one reading with the students or being an assistant teacher. I have also volunteered at a local after school care in the looking after of the children including preparation of food, cleaning and designing activities. From a young age I have also been involved in a number of smaller charity events including the Wesley mission food drive, the 40 hour famine, life line collections and salvation army hampers.
I am currently seeking a volunteering opportunity during the gap between school and university in which I hope to teach in disadvantaged schools.
Education
I am currently completing my International Baccalaureate
Occupation
Full time student and casual work
Other Skills
Prior English teaching knowledge, Bronze life saving certificate, Communication and people skills
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