By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 14 December 2013:
Some 30 children from Tripoli’s Old City were awarded certificates at a ceremony today to mark . . .[restrict]the end of a one-month educational programme entitled Gift of Learning.
The programme, organised by Volunteer Libya Association and the Old City Association for Charity, was aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years. They were given four classes for a month, on each Saturday, a day off, in English, Mathematics and Religious Education.
The ceremony took place in the Old British Consulate in the Old City and was attended by many of the children’s parents.
“We received donations from several countries including America and Canada, and we made up school bags containing all the school needs ” volunteer trainer Yasmeen Al-Shafie, told the Libya Herald. The bags contained books, notepads, pens, pencils, and the like.
There was a great response and some of the participants brought their friends along with them. said Al-Shafie, who helped teach English although her normal job is as a dentist.
She pointed out that the teachers opted to make learning fun rather than going for more tradition al forms of education.
She explaind out that the Volunteer Libya had prepared 90 school bags in all, 30 for the children in Tripoli, 30 for another project in Sebha, and 30 for Benghazi. Continuing the project would depend on further support. [/restrict]