Soroptimist Adult Literacy Drive was one of our most rewarding and successful CAS initiatives. Me, along with all my classmates taught the female sub-staff of our school (about 30 uneducated and under-educated adults who are out of practice from receiving education), the basics of English language. We aimed to teach them how to greet and engage in impromptu conversations in the target language while our learners too felt the need of getting schooled so as to help themselves gain social poise. As a group, initially we had feared whether or not we would be able to keep the members of the sub-staff motivated to learn and if yes, how. However, with the valuable guidance of Ms. Yvette Lee, our School Counsellor, and member of SIBC, we could get off the ground with our proposal plan.
Additionally, we also taught them some creative learning skills like thread work art, best of waste, etc. to help them become independent and use their talents as a source of extra income for themselves and their families.
Towards the end of our four-month long CAS initiative, we proved victorious in achieving our set goals for this activity as we discovered our budding learners (maushis of our school) practicing their lessons and conversing in English. This was simply music to our ears! The satisfaction of giving back to the society, for us IBDP learners will always remain unmatched.