Teaching English to underprivileged students.
Malaysia Empowering Youth Movement has raised the bar high for our portfolio tracks when we decided to be part of the Hope Regional Children's Center. It's a center where volunteers from different countries come together in completing the same mission which is; teaching English to underprivileged students.
Before we make moves to the center, we were told to wait at the nearest train station as we had to wait for other volunteers. In order to reach the center, we had to walk from the train station. I respect the Koreans because walking kilometers of distance is a part of their daily lives. Ya Rabbi, the walking part was not very enjoyable because it was tiring. Good thing, my legs were still intact lol. I didn't expect the center to be that far from the 'nearest' train station *inserts emoji*
The teaching part however, was exciting to me even though I had some difficulty due to language barrier during the first half. But then Azim came to the rescue and made things easier for me. The student I was teaching had an average command of English, very witty and somewhat seemed reluctant to be at the center - probably because she was tired because it was a school day. When Azim and I asked her if she would like to continue learning the next topic, she answered us with a drawing of an angry emoji. How did we both react to this random act? You be the judge! Hahahaha. We had fun nevertheless.