Semester Preparation - Callback!

July 10, 2017

Over the past two Saturdays, the Gift of Reading team met together at Taman Jurong CC to determine the programmes and themes for the semester ahead. Callbacks, as the name fondly suggests, gathers volunteers from the present and past to catch-up with one another and bond with new volunteers, all in the midst of deliberating lesson plans and preparing materials for future sessions.
The two callbacks reminded me of how large the Gift of Reading family, but more importantly, how much I look up to this group of dedicated volunteers. The first callback started late into the afternoon, with the newer and younger volunteers forming the majority. Despite missing a large portion of semester one, I immediately felt at home once I walked into the room. Having gone through thick and thin with the other volunteers over the past couple of years, callback brought back many memories from the past, and I even got to meet a junior from my very own school!

The other callback, on the other hand, saw numerous older volunteers taking time off their hectic schedules to return to Gift of Reading and see how we were doing, as well as to catch up with old friends. It was incredibly heartening to see that even years after they stopped volunteering, they would still make it a point to come back and lend their support in any way possible.

As for the children, I hope you are excited for the next semester, because I definitely am! We have put in tremendous thought into what we have prepared for you, and we can’t wait to see you again in sessions. See you soon @ Taman Jurong CC on Fridays (7-8pm) and Saturdays (2-3pm)!

P.S. Our session starts on the 21st & 22nd July, so sign up now! 

Yours sincerely,
Gift of Reading Team

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