Kindergarten (Firefly Ukraine)

Sorry for not updating much lately – it’s been a really busy beginning of summer! I have started teaching a group of 25 kids in a village kindergarten and they just loved it! But the kindergarten closes for the summer and we postponed the rest of the classes till September. Attached are some pictures of those kids… four-year-olds-studying-with-lr ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 2 On a different subject – you mentioned that we can ask parents that can’t afford a full price for…

Care For Kids: The Orphanage Farm Project (Zambia)

Written by Ronny Jander, Director for administration and finance, Care for Kids Orphanage First off all we would like to express our appreciation and how grateful The Care for Kids Orphanage in Zambia is for the received set of “Little Reader” and “Little Math”, which are a great help for us! Mrs. Rebeca Saiz introduced us to the concept of early education promoted by BrillKids and provided the program. [Show slideshow] We attached a few photographs to this letter so that you can see how interested our…

Busy Bug Home School, Zambia

Written by Elena Sukhacheva We are a Russian family with 8 children (ages 2-15 years). We are Christian volunteer missionaries in Zambia and we have dedicated our lives, talents & resources to reach out to those in need. busy-bug-001 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 2 Our local projects include Christian, educational & inspirational seminars, vocational courses, educational programs for children, providing goods to the needy individuals. We are also involved with a training centre, teaching skills & trades and providing counseling. All our…

City Social Services in Goloseev, Kiev (Firefly Ukraine)

[pink]Written by Larisa Enikeeva, Firefly Project Manager[/pink] We started teaching English daily to a small group of 4 girls (Nastya, 14, Olya, 13, Oksana, 15 and Anna, 17) who learn from Little Reader and some other materials we have. Even though they are older, Little Reader is a good program for them to learn new vocabulary and reading. [Show slideshow] Maria, one of our teachers and Firefly volunteers, is teaching the girls at our house. They live close by and come from a poor family…

Building Blocks, India

[hide_featured_img] [youtube] [/youtube] Written by Daisy Sparkle English Programme We wanted to let you know that we are just flipped about the BrillKids reading program! It fits perfectly our needs! We’ve been doing LadyBird program so far, but it takes a lot of time and planning for teachers. The children that attend our Kindergarten have to learn English in the two years they are with us. So just showing them words and then reading books was not sufficient in itself. We needed more interaction, pictures,…

YKAKI Cancer Kids Foundation, Indonesia

Written by Mrs. G.L. Elgersma, Family Care Indonesia I’ve taught elementary through high school grades for 18 years in Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe. I also taught English as a foreign language at the Royal Thai Military Academy in Thailand for 16 years. As a retired school teacher, I am doing volunteer English teaching in Indonesia for the past 3 ½ years in Jakarta and more recently, Bandung. As someone who’s concerned about the quality of education available for underprivileged children and teens, I believe…

Rebeca Saiz, Independent Missionary (Zambia)

Written by Rebeca Saiz, Independent Missionary I’ve been a missionary for 22 years, I’ve worked as a volunteer and lived in about 30 countries around the world. Though the charity and humanitarian projects varied, they always involved the welfare and education of children. I’ve been in Zambia for 7 years, working as a volunteer teacher and relief coordinator. I’ve been based out of 4 cities where we established and run institutions for children (orphanage, home, street kids centre), but I’ve travelled all around with different…

The Firefly Project, Ukraine

[pink]Written by Larisa Enikeeva, Firefly Project Manager[/pink] We are international volunteers called “The Firefly Project” working under the umbrella of Family Care Foundation, an organization of individuals and families who have devoted their lives and full time to serving those in need. We are involved in a number of social, educational and humanitarian projects and are committed to making the world a better and happier place. Please visit our international website at www.thefamilycare.org for a comprehensive look at our goals and activities. [hr] The Firefly Project, Ukraine…

Shiksha Ki Shuruat Learning Centre, India

About the Shiksha Ki Shuruat Learning Centre, India [clear] At Start Early – Shiksha Ki Shuruat learning centre, we provide pre-primary education for underprivileged children with the goal of creating a comprehensive learning experience for underprivileged children that is on par with the contemporary educational standard of today. We are currently working with 40 children, with ages varying from 3 1/2 years to 5 1/2 years of age. Our school facilitators consist of 4 teachers  along with 2 administrative staff members. [Show slideshow] [pink]Shiksha Ki Shuruat Learning…

Joy of Parenting Workshops, India

Jessy Naidu, Founder of the Workshop Series The Early Education for Every Child Foundation is working with Jessy Naidu, a specialist in educating pregnant women and young parents on joy of parenting and the benefits of baby brain development. [Show slideshow] Jessy Naidu offers pre-natal and post-natal education seminars to interested participants in her locality in India. After attending her Joy of Parenting programme, many pregnant women reported to have had normal birth deliveries. Jessy also offers workshops for children, using BrillKids’ Little Reader and…