WHAT WE DO


 

Key Elements

 

IT IS A MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

 

Project LET’S Go! focuses on participants’ learning experience. Instead of measuring how much participants “give” or “help” our participants actually “gain” cultural competence, leadership techniques, critical thinking skills, and perspectives and inspirations that enhance personal growth. 

 

IT IS ABOUT AUTHENTIC ENGAGEMENT IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

 

Schools working with Project LET’S Go! are small ones that are the centers of their small communities. Our participants serve a teacher’s role during school hours, but because the children and their families also host us, we are engaged in all sorts of local activities outside of school hours, such as farm work, neighborhood cleanup, and council meetings.

 

IT IS TO EMPOWER BOTH THE PARTICIPANTS AND THE CHILDREN

 

Project LET’S Go! participants normally enter the program with their own academic pursuits, such as action research, field survey, or experiential learning assignments, and complete the program with a better understanding, deeper reflection, and stronger skills. Children in the poor schools are provided with rare opportunities in English language learning and cross cultural interactions. With our long-term presence, children that “graduated” and “left” the communities return home and become “teaching assistants in training” of Project LET’S Go! as a way of giving back to their own communities. 

 
 

Program Flowchart

 

Typically, Project LET’S Go! runs on an annual cycle, with the process of understanding and discussing about the goal with the schools being the first step and taking the longest time. Although young participants are selected for their maturity, aspirations, and talents, and are given orientation and guidance in areas of lesson planning, activity design, and leadership development. Participants are also paired up with local volunteers of similar age to help with language and cultural immersion. When timing is ready, they are connected with the children online prior to the camp. Depending on each school’s need, the camp length varies from one week to 20 days in summertime. Post-camp business entails guided reflective writing, constructive evaluation, and specific recommendations for improvement.

 
 
 

Program In Action

 

Teaching is a powerful endeavor. Project LET’S Go! student teachers gain invaluable knowledge and skills through planning, crafting, and delivering thematic lessons that are unique and fun.

The friendship lasts long and beyond the program. Project LET’S Go! keeps the commitment to long-term involvement and returning every year.  

The children and their student teachers are engaged in each other’s learning outside of the camp time. Thanks to simple and free technology such as Skype Classroom, Google Hangouts, and social media, our works at Project LET’S Go! are sustainable. 

New fellowship opportunity: In an attempt to expand our summer programs' high-impact offerings to all of our children and their schools and communities, we are thrilled to announce the new partnership with A-LUXE. A top wedding ring brand, A-LUXE is working with us to create a long-term Diamond Fellowship program, sponsoring two foreign and two local teachers to become the teaching fellows in residence. These fellows will extend the summer curriculum of Project LET'S Go's! and make meaningful and creative learning part of our children's everyday life!