Volunteering

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Edu Fun is comprised of our teaching programmee and numerous parter projects all aimed at supporting learners attending the Diepsloot Combined School. There are many ways you can help. You don’t have to commit to volunteering every week. All we ask is that you let us know whether or not you’re coming.

New Volunteers may wish to view this video to learn a bit about the Phono-Graphix method we use to teach reading. The video clip takes you through the 4 key principles behind the programme as well as discusses a few topical debates such as learning how to read in your mother tongue versus English. There is also a practical demonstration of word building and buddy reading towards the end. 

About Phono-Graphix

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Grade 3 - Mondays Volunteers meet for carpooling at the Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 9:00 a.m. Lessons are from 09:30-10:45 a.m. and classes are divided into 5 groups based on literacy level. There is a lead volunteer teacher for each class responsible for lesson design and delivery. Each classroom has 30-45 children and each volunteer works with a group of about six to ten children. The Grade has nearly 200 learners and usually the class size is about 60 students per room, so the Edu Fun sessions are a fantastic opportunity to give children much needed personalised attention. The teaching materials are provided by Edu Fun. 
 
Grade 2 – Select students from Grade 2 have been identified as needing additional help with English. Volunteers work with 3 to 4 learners at a time in the library or container classroom. In addition, 21 of the strongest learners from grade 2 are receiving classroom style instruction led by Edu Fun volunteers to build upon their reading, writing and spelling skills. Basic on-site training is given for new volunteers. We meet at the Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 8:30am for carpooling every Tuesday. The class runs from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
 
The Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre
 
Many of our Partner Projects also need help from volunteers. You can find information about our partner projects here.
 
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To find out more, call Jenny on 082 322 0608.
Visit Edu Fun's Facebook page.