Welcome to first newsletter of 2010, January. .
The new year brings in a phase of change. Three new EVS volunteers
arrived to replace the three who left in December. Bettina from Germany,
Arianna from Italy and Ogun from Turkey (photo) are integrating nicely in
the project with new skills and talents that continue to transform and
shape Centru Tbexbix closer and closer to an ideal Neohumanistic Education
After the Christmas and New Year, we again welcomed the children who returned to their groups with renewed enthusiasm. Clara and Marie, the two EVS volunteers remaining, with the help of the new arrivals Ogun and Arianna, continued stimulating the brains of our children with new ideas and educational games. With regards to the English club, it is as if Bettina (the other new arrival) has been planning English classes for quite a while. She quickly learned how to bring fun to English classes. Another three volunteers arrive in February, making the number of EVS volunteers the largest so far. More staff, more work!
One important aspect of Neohumanistic education is the way different
subjects are integrated to make the learning experience more holistic,
maximise learning and increase motivation by reducing the stress on purely
academic achievement. We are happy to note that our volunteers all become
quite skilled in planning activities with these ideas in mind.
More intercultural activities.
The Arts & Crafts club continued with the series of visits to different regions of the world, and this month the children enjoyed virtual trips to the North Pole and Ancient Egypt.
After the few experiments in December we have received a number of requests from other schools to participate in this programme. The next three months are almost fully booked.
Follow up activity
The case of the Yoga Shoots programme with the Hamrun class in December had the added advantage that it was at the end of Katrine’s term and so the idea of having a follow-up activity in her home country was simply a natural continuation, as should rightly be in a well-planned educational experience.
About this, Katrine, our ex EVS volunteer from Denmark, wrote:
After Centru Tbexbix, the next step for Katrine is a volunteering experience in Baan Unrak, a children’s home and school for orphans and refugee children in Thailand. Our good wishes to Katrine for more satisfaction in her volunteering endeavours.
To those who have been asking about our next vegetarian event, please take note: Saturday, 20th February, 7.00pm at Centru Tbexbix.
There are many different ways how to contribute to the success of Centru Tbexbix. Through volunteering (in classes, administration, odd jobs, maintenance), donations in kind or financially, etc. The opportunities are endless.
One way to support the efforts of Centru Tbexbix is through the "Friends of Centru Tbexbix" scheme with a small monthly contribution by standing order. Centru Tbexbix holds the following accounts: HSBC 013-085675-001 and BoV 400-1705136-1.
For more information on how you can help, call us on
21/27 805130 or send an email to email@example.com.
This newsletter will be coming to you every end of the month, with the intention of keeping regular contact with the growing circle of friends of Centru Tbexbix, keeping everyone informed of what is happening as well as sharing the inspiration of this blossoming community project. The intention is to keep it brief and factual. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.