Sustainable Agriculture
Appropriate Technology
Cultural Preservation
Economic Development
Education
Environmental Conservation
Gender Equality
Performing Arts for Development
Public Health Awareness
Sickle Cell Anemia
Youth Counseling and Leadership Development

Education

Education is an integral tool in the development of a human being’s potential. Whether teaching a child or an adult, learning enhances innate talents and teaches useful skills that are important to life’s success, from nurturing the sense of self through accomplishment to bringing out exceptional abilities. To teach is to enable. The following guides help to make that happen.

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COMMUNICATIONS

CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN

  • How to Make Corn Husk Dolls
    Corn husk dolls are easy to make and fun to play with. Start a business making corn husk dolls in your village!

ENGINEERING and SCIENCE

  • Basic Mechanical Principles
    For those of you who are interested in mechanical devices, I’d like to introduce to you the six simple machines: The lever, wheel & axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge and screw. It is helpful to understand how all of these things work as it will help you to understand how complicated machines work using the same principles.

TEACHING ENGLISH

  • Teaching English as a Second Language
    Teaching English to non-native speakers is a challenge that can be daunting, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Learn helpful tips to make your teaching experience a success for both you and your students.
  • ESL Lesson Plan: First Day of Class
    With beginners, mime and movement are essential. Speak slowly and use lots of body language to convey instructions. For beginners, understanding and conveying basic meaning is much more important than using perfect grammar. The following activities will get you started.
  • Intermediate English Lesson Plan: Worm Composting
    The objective is to learn command verbs for giving instructions, understand and appreciate the principles of worm-composting, work as a group to better communicate in English, and contextualize the language to improve retention.
  • ESL Group Games
    Learn to play and teach games that enhance English vocabulary and comprehension. Included are Guess the Word, The Alphabet Game, Run for the Answer and Race to Re-order Sentences.
  • More ESL Group Games
    T0 Market teaches numbers, food or object vocabulary, past tense and repetition. Other games include Ball Game, What Am I?, Whisper Circles and more.

TEACHING MATH

  • Basic Arithmetic
    View examples of problems and solutions to model additional problems after.
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