Keep reading, this will have a connection to the children’s home before it is finished.
I teach English as a second language to both Asian and Hispanic groups.
There is a Burmese guy that I have been teaching for a couple years. He would get off work around 2:30am and then sleep for a while and then be at the high school at 8:00am to get his GED.
When he finished the GED, he immediately enrolled at Ivytech to study auto mechanics. I asked him why he wanted to study that. He answered that he wanted to make a lot of money. I understood because I have heard that before from others, but then he continued, “I want to be able to help more of my family that are still living in the refugee camps”. It wasn’t for himself but for his family that he was wanting to earn more money.
He will be graduating this month. I am so very proud of how hard he has worked and asked to be tutored so that he would understand exactly the meaning and the context of the words in his lessons. In helping him, I have come to learn more about modern cars than I had previously known.
This last Saturday, I was working with him on an essay that he was going to turn in. I would as usual, clarify a word or phrase so he could make sure that he understood exactly what was being asked or instructed.
He has kept up with the children’s home for almost 3 years and asks about different ones of the children at times. When we were done with the tutoring session on Saturday, he asked if the children were still sharing the Chromebook that I had taken to them 2 years ago. I told him that they were.
He came back with 2 laptops and told me that they were for the children’s home. He said he didn’t have the power cords but that they did work. I’m going to update the software and install some so that it will be ready for their schoolwork.
Now they will have a total of 3 computers to share between the 17 school age children. That is a big improvement and I am anxious to get them there before school starts.
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