May 6, 2012
AIWR supports English teaching for women in Afghanistan via Skype from volunteers all over the world. They match each student to a teacher and support this ongoing involvement with advice on lessons, Afghani customs and also with an on site centre manager in the facilities they use in Afghanistan. I have been a volunteer for over a year and find the arrangement works well; it has enabled me to develop my english- teaching- skills- over- skype, given me an insight into another culture from my contact with my student Afsana and, I hope, both developed her english speaking abilities and developed her knowledge of her own country and mine. I know it has given her enjoyment: our last lesson on 'Dog TV' in the USA was quite a talking point! Afsana has also contributed to the 'In the life' series that AIWR has on its website, and talked about her dreams for a brighter future for her country. So it's all good. I look forward to my lessons with her and am motivated to get them just right!
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