BRING OUT THE LEADER IN YOU
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Mano Mentor Program is volunteering platform to connect Primary School Students with High School Students.
The program aims at:
Creating a volunteering culture among primary school kids
Supporting the teachers' work with the students
Creating meaningful opportunities for high school students to serve and develop.
Games create the perfect environment for learning. No matter if it is a sport game or a board game or a memory game or any other they all teach kids how to work in teams, how to handle losing and winning or any other values that are otherwise hard to put into words. While having fun...
Stories are all about creativity and emotions. Kids can imagine themselves in different situations, putting on different masks and getting to know different perspectives in different situations.
Creating something tangible that you can use and show other is always fun. Decorations for Christmas or for a Birthday really gives the feeling of a creator for the kids that brings about more confidence and creativity.
We like to have some guided discussion time every now and then. A well-placed conversation can really do a lot for a building relationship.
...this is what we do...
THE 3 STEP METHOD
Before every visit the team would get together, discuss ideas and get ready for the visit.
Then the team visits the class and deliver the program they planned.
After delivery, the team shortly reflect on how they felt themselves and how the kids might have felt.
A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
The volunteering groups contain only high school students between the grades of 10 - 13. The size of the group is between 6 and 12. It depends on the size of the primary school class it visits.
WITH GROUP LEADERS
Each volunteering group has its own leader or leadership team whose main job is to support their team in the serving process. Their tasks include:
Communication with the teacher
Organizing the visits
Creating the activities for the class
Encouraging team members to step up as leaders
VISITING A PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASS
The primary aim of this program is to create an environment where deep, long-term connections can be formed among the students. To support it, one volunteering team only goes to one primary school class and one class only works with one volunteering team.
REGULARLY FOR 1 HOUR ORGANIZED SESSIONS
Building relationships happens through regular visits. Slowly the class and the team can become a part of each others lives and thus ready to learn from each other and teach each other.