Do you enjoy being around children? Are you ready to become a learning companion of a child in basic reading and writing in Filipino? Do you like being creative?
If you answered 'Yes' to any of the above questions, then you are PERFECT for this volunteer opportunity!
JOIN US at Manila North Cemetery where we hold fun learning activities for the children living there. Our main goal is to bring back the fun in learning, to help children realize that they are as good and as clever as everyone else, and motivate them to remain in school or go back if they stopped.
FAQs What is Ang Galing? Ang Galing is the tutorial program of ATD Fourth World Philippines for children (6-18 y old). The session is learner-centered and the structure is informal. It is held at Manila North cemetery where the children live with their parents.
What is ATD Fourth World Philippines? All Together in Dignity (ATD) Fourth World is an international non-governmental organization with no religious or political affiliation who works with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty. ATD works in partnership with families and individuals living in extreme poverty, through its grassroots presence and involvement in disadvantaged communities. It creates public awareness of extreme poverty and influences policies to address it.
What happens at the tutorial session? All other things about the tutorial will be explained to you during the orientation but here is what to expect. When you arrive, you can read the orientation notes while waiting for the orientation to start. There are a few questions in the notes to help you evaluate a learner's reading and writing. You can always refer to the notes. Once the learners arrive, each gets to choose his/her tutor. When a learner does not choose, one of you may be asked to approach and work with this learner. You may be asked to tutor another learner after you finish a session with one. Adjust to the learner's pace as you go along. Keep the session light and fun. Try varied activities with all the materials on hand. Do not give food, erasers, pencils and any other thing that can influence how a child perceives Ang Galing. Gadgets are allowed but not during a session with a child.
What shall I wear and bring? Wear light, comfortable clothes that will not easily snag and adequate footwear for walking on damp earth. Please bring your own water bottle and pen.
How do I go to the Ang Galing place in Manila North Cemetery? Main gate of Manila North Cemetery is located at the crossing of Blumentritt road with Dimasalang road.
INSIDE THE CEMETERY: To get to LIMJAP MAUSOLEUM from the gate: Walk towards Rotonda/Circle. Turn right at Street 38. Street 38 is a short street. Keep on walking till you see the Ang Galing tarpaulin on your left, you will see that this is an open space in front of a Mausoleum of the LIMJAP family.
Reminders - This event will be at no cost to you except for the transportation cost to and from the venue. - Please consider Saturday traffic when you plan to go. - We advise the use of comfort rooms at PureGold (opens at 9am) or Chinese General Hospital. In rainy weather, the cemetery entrance may get flooded. - Please wear adequate protection.
In case you need to cancel for an emergency, please let us know right away. If you cancel for other reasons, please let us know at least 3 days before the event. Thanks! Come and join us! We are excited to see you! :-)