Emily T.’s Philippines Experience

Emily T.
Volunteer Name:Emily T.
Project Attended:Philippine Disaster Recovery Teaching Placement
Country Attended:Philippines


“My biggest bit of advice to new volunteers is that you have to go with the flow. It is not as strict here as in the Western world. Standing on desks or being rowdy is part of the norm. The main thing is getting kids to school and getting them interested in the lessons so they hopefully take something away at the end of the day… I thought of what is most useful for the children. I did some geography lessons – world geography and Philippines geography. Some of them didn’t even know where the Philippines was in the world.”