Farewell Kids, Farewell Volunteering

For my last day volunteering at the GHRE Pakarang Learning Center, a farewell celebration was given to Matt and I for the time we had spent there. It was a bittersweet day as I played games with my young students and gave them tearful goodbyes. I am going to miss them tremendously!

***Permission to use the photographs below have been granted by GHRE***

Some students modeling the animal face masks I helped them make.

Matt and the “Little Big Man” on campus.

Blowing up balloons for the farewell party.

My shyest and my giggliest students.

Teaching the students how to play Jenga. They loved it!

I made the kids peanut butter and jelly sandwiches so that they could try some “American” food. It received mixed reviews.

Heartfelt speeches were made that brought tears to my eyes.

Two of my third graders demonstrating the English speaking skills they learned from me. Too bad no one caught this on video!

The sweet kids gave me goodbye gifts. One boy gave me bright neon pink nail polish!

I thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering with GHRE and the kids truly made my time there worth-while and so rewarding. I plan to come back to GHRE and visit the children again sometime soon. I mean, how can I not? They are absolutely PRECIOUS!

© Connie Hum 2010

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