If you have a taste for overcoming challenges, you should climb aboard the ELI Africa Family. ELI Africa is a superlative archetype of mastering your skills and knowledge to communicate amid the students. Once you team up with ELI Africa, you will discern that it is an electrifying experience! I accepted the challenge of being part of the outstanding ELI Corps cohort. What makes ELI Corps members so zealous? So far, during my adventure at the Centre in Roche-Bois, I perceived that education was being acquired at a whole new level. In fact, it requires explaining in both creative and fun ways. Can you imagine playing football as well as singing your favourite song, in order to learn new English nouns and verbs? Indeed, learning would become much more entertaining!
As ELI Corps members, we are challenged to think outside of the box. As a team, we need to come up with unorthodox procedures to help the students learn. Therefore, the challenge is to find a correct method to teach to the students, while making sure that each one of them fully understands the topic. However, most of the time, this method requires altering the style to a more friendly, amusing and intelligible way, so as to suit the students’ academic digestive process. The name itself “ELI” stands for Experiential Learning Initiative, which means learning by engaging in practical activities. As long as our friends will learn through effective and innovative experiential learning, ELI Africa will be a sure-fire way to improve the students’ knowledge and expand their creativity.
At first, I was very scared to face this challenge. What if the students did not understand me? Do not get discouraged! ELI Africa helps its ELI Corps team, by providing them with excellent class schemes. These lesson plans are designed and polished by the ELI Volunteers. As a result, the topics are easier to explain and the lesson plans act effectively as a backup when the students cannot comprehend my examples. Nevertheless, when I help at the Centre in Roche-Bois, I never really faced this difficulty because my mentees are brilliant, proficient and committed (True story)! When these fast learners at the Centre understand what you teach to them, you get an amazing sense of accomplishment! However, most of the times, I am the one who is learning from these hilarious geniuses!
On this bombshell, it is time to end my blog post. Thank you for reading. 🙂