September is almost here, and the children will be back out to school soon. Parents whose work hours finish between 4.30pm and 5.30pm are often challenged with supervision and activities for their children during this time.
Another challenge many parents face with their children is homework. Parents, especially single mothers, have to work a full day and then retire home to do their duties. This leaves a lot of mothers tired and unable to assist their children with homework as they would like. That scenario also applies to couples who are both employed. There are several other social issues that can be attributed to parents seeming lax in their children;s academic educational development.
The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) a charity that has education as one of its directives, is offering parents assistance with their children’s education. This is being done through a homework initiative the AHF is instituting for the September – December school term.
The home work service will operate from 3pm – 5pm Monday – Friday. It will assist children with their homework, ensuring they fully comprehend the assignments given by their teachers. The service will also provide activities such as science projects, craft, educational games, agriculture science, puzzle building and a range of fun activities for the children to do when home work is complete.
We cannot lift ourselves up and create the change we seek until we identify the causes of suffering, some of it self-inflicted. Why can’t our leaders organize more initiatives on a community level that will inspire responsible sexuality, parents reading to their children and students staying in school and doing homework mixed with creative activities?
Twenty Five Dollars per two hour session, or a day is what the AHF is asking for this homework service. The money raised will assist the AHF organize weekend tours for the children and purchase materials that they will use for their creative activities.
The AHF will also be facilitating a youth club that will meet on Saturdays at their headquarters on Two Mile Hill, St Michael. Please note the homework service will also be operated from this location. The club will meet from 10am – 3pm. Children and parents are invited to stay later depending on the activity and the readiness of the children to leave. Parents that wish their children to only participate in the club are asked to make a weekly contribution of $15.
Parents whose children attend the homework service are asked to contribute $10 to the Youth Club.
An average club day will start with each club member reading a book of their choice for 30mins, then the children are assisted with homework and the subjects they find challenging at school. 2hrs is allocated to this. Lunch will follow on. Parents are asked to pack lunch for their children. The AHF will provide water and natural juices for the children. It will also endeavour to have healthy snacks and fruit available that the children can partake of during the day.
Parents can choose one or multiple days for their children to attend the homework service. The AHF offers parents who do send their children for two or more days one free day. The homework service is designed for children aged 6 – 11.
The AHF does hope that this service will be considered a positive addition to your children’s education.
Here are 7 quotes that speak to the philosophy of the AHF’s educational mission.
- 1. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.–William A. Ward
- 2. If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. –John Dewey
- 3. It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men. –Frederick Douglass
- 4. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 5. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
- 6. Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. — George Evans
- 7. Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. –Confucius
Parents that send their children to the AHF, understand that the imagery and philosophy of this educational space is African centered. At the AHF they will be introduced to African freedom fighters, historical events. Kings, Queens of Africa and the culture and history that colonialism tried hard to destroy.
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African Heritage Foundation