Reading Station (RS) offers an opportunity for volunteers and children from different background, to encourage, bond, spending quality time and teaches values.
Lynette is one of our volunteer with RS for about a couple of months and has spent time with RS children, on most Sundays. Lynette shared her experience, with RS children.
“I was surprised that they don’t know simple word (in English), and very timid at first. A handful of them are more eager to improve and with encouragement there is improvement. I like seeing them improving”. She also added that “arts and crafts is an activity that they enjoy”. She also shared “RS is an avenue for the children to practice and improve.”
Children from RS truly enjoy the opportunity given to them and they do their best as they can. When asked one of the children form RS, Arif age 12, about his experience with RS, he said “hashtag saya suka!” (hashtag I like!). Another child Siti Aminah age 10 said, “saya suka” (I like), and Nasrul (10) and Aaron (11) shared “rasa happy” (feel happy) :D.
Besides reading to them and cultivating the habit of reading, spending time with these children brings joy and creates a special bond. They feel important, motivated and happy. Every Sunday they always look forward for volunteers to meet them, share and have fun!
Come and join us! :D