In addition to delivering food to the children in school, GPM volunteers bring an enriching literacy component to the children’s learning experience. GPM volunteers prepare and deliver fun and informal educational lessons in English, geography, science, math and history. Volunteers support the local teachers and collaborate with them in order to ensure that GPM programs are organically integrated into the classroom experience. Volunteers help stimulate and motivate the children’s learning, assist with their social adaptation, and give a lot of love and encouragement that boosts their self-esteem and helps them envision a brighter future.
In 2013, volunteers provided literacy enrichment to four classes per day, double the number from 2012. In 2014, volunteers will work with six classes per day, an increase of 50% in reach over 2013.
Read about some of the volunteer experiences providing literacy enrichment to schoolchildren -- on the GPM blog