Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Time as a Volunteer at Red Rose, by L. Bogosian

I am Lizzie Bogosian from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, USA. I have been in Kenya for a semester study abroad program that started in January and decided to spend my last two weeks volunteering at Red Rose Children’s Center. My experience has been incredible.

My first week I worked with the baby class, class 2 and class 3. During my second week, I spent time with the nursery, pre-unit and class 4 with the babies I was able to assist them with colouring letters of the alphabet, counting and painting. With then other classes, I was given a chance to teach math, English and science as well as assist the teachers in anything they needed. When I was not in class, I spent time playing with the kids, talking with the teachers and spent time with the students.

Spending my last couple of weeks at Red Rose was a perfect way to end my stay in Kenya. I was given the chance to make great relationships with the students and teachers both in and outside of class. Everyone was very welcoming, creating an environment open to visitors and a great place for children to learn. The students were always so enthuastic about learning not only the class material but also about who I am and where I come from. It was always a happy place to be. I look forward to when I can come back again.