While travel its self is filled with uncertainty, there’s one thing that’s for sure: Volunteering at Vangrace Compassion Ministries’ Orphanage is a life changing experience. For those who really put their effort in helping a humanitarian cause, the rewards and lessons learned can be priceless.
One thing many people wonder before signing up to volunteer here at God’s Village is ‘Can I really make a difference?’ Yes, you can. Even if you do something as small as teaching a child their ABCs or read a book with a youth, you're making a difference, because you're building a base for them to further their learning in a way that they may not have had before.
In 2012, we received a group of volunteers from United States of America: Jae, Eric and David so here at Vangrace Compassion Ministries’ Orphanage - God’s Village, we welcome all volunteers regardless of the age, race and country. As a volunteer you will be expected to do teaching of the children and also sensitization about health and sanitation in the communities we serve.
However, spending the entire day with the children you’ll be working with is one of the most rewarding experiences for a volunteer, and the bonds you will make will endure long after your placement is over. During classroom hours you’ll be helping other volunteers to teach a primary curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Religion and Social Studies.
Don’t worry if you don’t feel confident in a particular area, as the children will benefit from listening to you speak and construct sentences fluently in English. You will have the opportunity to shadow a local teacher or established volunteer before taking on your own class, but after this you are free to make your classroom and lessons as creative and exciting as you can. Games and sport are another important part of school life, so be prepared to get involved with these as well!
Your most valuable work will be simply spending time with the orphans, fostering friendships and encouraging their confidence in themselves as well as the local people that we do serve.
Hope you can sign up to volunteer here at God’s Village today and make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate children as well as our local community.