On Tuesday, October 3rd, a momentous occasion unfolded at the Kentucky Refugee Camp as participants joined their inaugural class in the Joyful Learning Online After-School Program. Under the guidance of Pastor Kim from the Louisville Saehan Church, a total of 11 children have officially become Joyful Learning students starting this semester.
Within the Kentucky Refugee Camp, there is a diverse group of 15 students hailing from various origin countries. These young souls have sought refuge from the unstable security and challenging living conditions in their respective home countries, and they have now settled in Kentucky. They are both high-spirited and loving, and under the guidance of Pastor Kim at the Louisville Saehan Church, they are finding stability and happiness in challenging circumstances. After school, these children come to the church where they have access to Chromebooks and devices generously provided by the church to participate in the online Joyful Learning classes.
Yesterday, during their very first class, the seven children who joined were each matched with a volunteer, creating an atmosphere of joy as they introduced themselves and got to know one another. They even took the initiative to share what they were studying at school. The volunteers, with sharp eyes, identified areas where the children needed help with their schoolwork and expanded on relevant concepts, providing meaningful tutoring sessions.
While the children are still young and getting used to the online learning environment, they are in good hands with dedicated volunteers who continuously engage them with questions and genuine interest, successfully opening up their hearts.
As we look ahead, more Kentucky Refugee Camp students are poised to join our online program on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We anticipate a growing need for dedicated high school student tutors. Additionally, we are actively exploring ways to support the children and their challenging home situations.
We eagerly await your support for Give Chances and the Kentucky Refugee Camp as we strive to make a difference in the lives of these resilient young learners!