H2H Membership Report

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H2H Membership Application Heart to Heart (H2H) is an international service group that contributes to the planning and organizing of a two-week long English learning summer program known as Huatung English Camp. Along with university volunteer students, we collaborate with the Alliance association to run this camp. The camp is created by students for students; H2H creates a class curriculum to teach underprivileged students in rural Taiwan, while the university students plan activities and oversee the wellbeing of the campers. Over the course of the year, H2H members work together to plan their own classes and activities before journeying down to Taidong province in the summer to teach. Please be aware that there will be member meetings, up…show more content…
I have performed community service in the past, for example building shelters for poor kids in Tainan in 6th grade as well as a donation program called Max which provides toys and school materials for schools in rural China and spending a week there to interact with the kids. Both of these services gave me a better understanding of how fortunate we are and how it’s more of an obligation rather than a choice to help the less fortunate around you. Regarding teaching experiences, I haven’t performed official outside of school classroom teaching, however, in middle school when I was still attending Shanghai American School, there was a buddy program where we got assigned to lower school buddies. This program required us to interact and provide help to lower school children and address any concerns they may have on their schoolwork or even troubles outside of school and were required to meet at least once a month. Although this experience wasn’t a relationship between the fortunate and those in need, it was an experience in which I learned the need of a relationship between young and older kids. Many times, younger kids are afraid or nervous to ask questions or concerns they have to adults, however, when interacting with another kid who had specifically gone through a similar situation, they would open up and their problems…show more content…
I currently play volleyball and basketball as well as soccer in the past but would be happy to teach any sport or activity. Sports helped me interact with other people as mentioned in the summer camp situation and just having knowledge or performing well in sports would help with interacting with other people. Although physical education is often overlooked by more “important” subjects such as the 4 core classes, I believe that it provides a different type of knowledge and it helps with making friends by finding a common discussion topic. Team sports also teaches teamwork and leadership skills and forces them to work together to achieve a goal and personally, I think that is a more important skill to learn rather than focus on an individual standpoint. Outside of sports, learning how to cooperate and work together with others would be extremely important and would also help you in learning as group work or seeking help with homework from others would involve using these skills. Some students can also find their interest in sports and not just finding a sport fun and pursuing it, but maybe finding out that they have the capability to be a leader and may pursue leadership positions. Overall, I want to teach PE because it not only helps the kids learn routines and games to stay fit, but also improve communication, cooperation, teamwork, and social skills that would help them outside of sports as
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