Remote Mentorship – India
In 2021, our Remote Mentorship Program expanded to India in collaboration with SAATHI, a New Delhi-based non-profit organization. Through this collaborative effort, we can reach underprivileged children in India and provide after-school support and a platform to teach them the foundations of English and Maths. The material we cover is not limited to their school work, and our goal is to bridge the gap between their current knowledge and what is taught in their schools. Because of this, our first step is always to assess the children to gauge their knowledge level. For example, a sixth-grade student may not perform at a sixth-grade level in English or math; the initial assessment will help us understand each student’s needs. Depending on the assessment outcomes, the mentor will source material and lessons catering to the student’s needs. We also provide Chromebooks to the students and, with the help of our partner, SAATHI, can assist with an internet connection if required. We aim to provide academic support and open a safe space for these children to learn important values about hard work, discipline, and success. Our objective is to provide these children with the confidence and encouragement they need so they, in turn, can have the power to change their reality. We are working with adult volunteers to mentor these children committed to this program until August 31, 2021. We welcome new mentors who understand basic Hindi, as the children are generally not fluent in English. The mentors will perform the following tasks every week, requiring about 3-4 hours of their time per week:
- Create lesson plans and materials.
- Upload weekly material & homework online.
- Google Meet class with the student (1 hour)
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