Covid and Online News from OpenmindProjects
Hope you are well these difficult times! Covid has really and unfortunately disrupted the education of village and migrant children! It also disrupted our work!
So, what are we doing?
Read below about
· OpenmindProjects Online Open House
· Online Program for Students and their Schools
· Hybrid Camps
If you want more information are interested, let us know. We arrange for online meetings with interested volunteers and friends.
Online with OpenmindProjects
It’s been some time, so here’s an OpenmindProjects Covid update for you and our volunteers.
Hope you are well these difficult times! Covid disrupted most of our work, with school children, trainees, campers, schools and international volunteers who cannot travel.
Covid also disrupted the education of Thai, Lao children. Schools are closed, lost time for the students! Village and migrant kids are especially disadvantaged!
So here is what are we doing to help
OpenmindProjects collaborates with volunteers from Cisco and we can use the Cisco WebEx, to arrange for online activities and classes with school children, our alumni, past trainees and campers and invite volunteers to participate!
We have just launched a Virtual Openmind Open House, a weekly activity online, Saturdays 8 pm, for local students.
OMP is hosting the activity, inviting alumni, their friends and other students. Our Gaweechat, Toto, is managing the program, acts as host, and alumni James, who many of our volunteers know, now OMP coordinator, is the excellent moderator of the sessions.
We invite volunteers to take part, interact with students. Every time there is a guest speaker presenting an interesting topic, such as cultures, similarities/differences, how to learn new languages the natural and fun way etc. Then there is time for questions and discussions.
The idea is to inspire students to learn online, improve their English, learn more about the world, topics of interest and importance and to do it in a fun way with quizzes and competitions.
Program for Village and Migrant Students
We have prepared a virtual Program for students and their schools. It is based on our learning by doing ideas.
A 6 -8-week program that can be extended as we agree with the schools.
The sessions (one hour) take place once or twice a week and students will learn English with international volunteers. They learn to search online and volunteers help them make, present and share presentations about what they learned in English.
Camps - We also plan to arrange for Online Camps during October holidays!
Welcome to learn more!
If you want more information, are interested, let us know. We will invite you to join the Open House and we arrange for online information meetings with interested volunteers.
Greetings from OpenmindProjects