Edith Yoo, PCV GUY 20, recently completed her project to enhance the after school homework help program at the Two Brothers Primary Accelerated Learning Center in Canal 1.
The money that we received from the FROG grant was used to purchase much needed books to aid students with their school work and help strengthen the After school homework help at the learning center. With the successful implementation of the FROG grant, these impoverished secondary school students finally have access to much needed books. Monday thru Friday, from 4-5, students come to the learning center to get homework help, and to have access to the textbooks. Typically we will see 10-12 kids come on a daily basis to access different texts. Secondary school students have come from all along the West Bank to be able to have access to free textbooks.
The after school sessions are run by volunteers. Teachers from Two Brothers Primary School and members of the Two Brothers Primary Accelerated Learning Center have set up a rotation schedule in which one parent and one teacher is on hand to assist the students. The Peace Corps volunteer is always on hand to assist with whatever is necessary.
In addition a small portion of the FROG grant was used to purchase storybooks for the library and chapter books for the secondary school students to read. We are using the books to encourage reading, and have students practice it, because reading is crucial in your ability to become a successful student.
The after school homework with the secondary school students is an ongoing project and hopefully it will continue for many years to come at the Two Brothers Primary Accelerated Learning Center in Canal #1.