Looking back in time, I wished that I had more learning opportunities during my school-going days. I know that I can’t bring back time. However, I can be part of the opportunities given to our future generations. Currently, I value education more than ever, having volunteered my time during weekends at the children’s classes for Primary 1 & Primary 2 in BW Monastery’s ZEST UNIVERSE.
As our Master Guru once said:
“Education is the Pivot to the Rise and Fall of Mankind.”
I am glad that I can play a part in contributing towards youth education for the children who are the hope of our future!
Besides Di Zi Gui (Standards for being a Good Pupil and Child) which we share with the children, the 1.5 hour lessons also include games, craftworks with recycling efforts, singing, action songs, clay craftworks as well as watching educational video clips, etc.
Many of these children who come to BW Monastery for children’s classes, feel right at home. They are indeed an energetic and fun-loving bunch. Due to overwhelming demand, ZEST UNIVERSE organises volunteers to facilitate 2 sessions, namely, 4pm to 5.30pm for the afternoon sessions and 7pm to 8.30pm for the evening sessions.
I am delighted that on Saturdays, I get to see the children. We get to catch up with them and know more about how their week went. It is wonderful to see these children growing up and even more heartening to hear that they apply some of the values and knowledge taught at ZEST UNIVERSE in their homes and school!
They are such a fortunate group to be able to get close to the Triple Gem at such a young age. Unlike them, I only connected with Buddhism in my early thirties. Well, better late than never!
We had our 1st Graduation at BW Monastery on 10 November and am so proud of the little ones!
I will continue to volunteer in the children classes and strive to improve my teaching and relevant skills so as to become a better teacher and role model for these little ones.
MEGA REJOICE TO ALL VOLUNTEER TEACHERS AND OUR GROUP LEADER: SISTER XIUPING.
Volunteer Teacher @ ZEST UNIVERSE
REJOICE TO OUR CHILDREN’S CLASS LEADERS, TEACHERS AND VOLUNTEERS!
ZEST UNIVERSE is part of the Arts and Cultural activities organised by BW Monastery.
To join or volunteer for our various activities, Click below and register:
ARTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION 文化艺术活动招生
VOLUNTEERS REGISTRATION 义工招聘（ARTS AND CULTURE ACTIVITIES 文化艺术）
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