The days fly by so quickly here with so much to do and so many children and friends to love on. We teach English lessons and consult on instructional strategies and educational best practices. We raise money throughout the year to purchase computers for the school and work with groups back home to accept their donations of used laptops, which may be reburbished and sent here to provide critical Internet access to students and teachers. More about this great new program that God is blessing in a coming story soon. The children arrive at school by scooter, bicycle, Tuk-Tuk, private car, and any number of ways. They begin the school day in Morning Assembly, singing and praying together, singing the Indian national anthem, and presenting daily news reports. Once classes begin, teachers move frequently between classrooms designed to teach Pre-K, Lower K, Upper K, and 1st - 5th grades. This is an activity-based school and very different from a typical government-school (public school) where there are commonly up to 100 children in a classroom - even Kindergarten. Achiever Academy is happy place where children and loved and encouraged to develop every type of skill and talent. We hope you will enjoy this little glimpse into our days at Achever Academy, and why we return each summer. (Note: this is a video we created in 2012 but we never get tired of watching it so hope you will enjoy it too).
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Jim & Susan Garvin are volunteering with Acts of Mercy in India, June 11-July 6, 2016.