by Jamie Drew
The teaching work that I undertake with my counterparts at St John’s High School is basic IT training. There are around 40 laptop computers shared amongst 11 classes from grade 5 to 9. Some students have experience with computers but some had never used one before so we try to do things that allow everyone to gain some knowledge, beginning with Photoshop tutorials. We have also been looking at presentations with PowerPoint and Word, where the students research a chosen topic and present to the class. I hope to branch into multimedia in the future and some basic Excel spreadsheets.
Three mornings a week I spend with the non-government organisation, Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS), the local branch of the Catholic Church’s Caritas. KMSS facilitate many different programs to educate and promote well-being in rural villages, focusing on health and security.
Whilst there, I have run English classes for the staff, helped with reports and grant applications, do building design work and sometimes use the time to prepare for classes at St John’s.
To support IT mentoring in the Diocese of Pathein, Myanmar, donate today and help us fund 12 further months of professional development training for local teachers.
Read about the Diocese of Pathein’s permaculture project here.