Creating engaging learning environments

Creating engaging learning environments
Inspired by her late father to make a difference in her community, Port Moresby local and pre-school teacher Demlyn started running classes for young children under a mango tree beside her home in 2012. 

“My father devoted his life to serve people ever since I was a child, and I have been brought up in an environment where our family served other people who needed our help” says Demlyn.

With many children in Port Moresby missing out on an education, Demlyn’s “Bible Play School” was giving children a chance to learn and play, despite the limited resources. Children continued to learn under the mango tree with Demlyn until 2014, when World Vision began working with the community on the Papua New Guinea Education Project. 

Children now have books and learning materials to help them with their education.

As part of the project, Demlyn and other volunteers from the communities were selected to attend Early Childhood Education training with the Papua New Guinea International Education Agency, a private education training organisation. 

“I am very grateful to be among those selected to attend the training for teachers ran by World Vision. I’m now teaching children with great understanding of their behaviour and learning capacity,” shares Demlyn.

The project also assisted Demlyn’s “Bible Play School” with resources including a water tank, learning kits, and building materials for a permanent classroom. Demlyn has since hired another teacher from the community to help support the growing number of students.

“I’m grateful for the support in ensuring these children have a place to learn to read and write,” says a thankful Demlyn.

With a little help from World Vision, amazing teachers like Demlyn are creating engaging environments for even more young children to learn and get a quality education.