Using More Volunteers in the Classroom to Facilitate Student Learning: JA India
To effectively deliver the program to students in Chennai, India, JA staff decided to use more volunteers than normal in school classrooms to help acclimatize young students to unfamiliar concepts and activities. However, volunteering in the classroom is not a very prevalent practice this area, and local volunteers needed motivation and guidance.
JA program managers trained HSBC lead volunteers, who, in turn, trained the other HSBC volunteers. Two lead volunteers anchored each classroom’s program delivery and were assisted by other volunteers. Students were divided into smaller groups, and each group had a volunteer who participated in activities, as well as explained directions and unfamiliar concepts.
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