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De EduMais Vrijwillgers Familie

EduMais zou niets zijn zonder de geweldige vrijwilligers die bereid zijn alles te geven!

Ons vrijwilligersteam heeft een passie voor het begeleiden en onderwijzen van kansarme kinderen en tieners.

Ze worden geselecteerd op basis van hun overtuigingen, sterke punten, ervaring en educatieve vaardigheden.

Het vrijwilligersteam wordt opgeleid in Positieve Discipline door de oprichtster van EduMais, Diana Nijboer (gecertificeerde Positieve Discipline, scholing en opvoeding voor ouders).

Ze creëren een liefdevolle en veilige plek voor de kinderen om te ontdekken, te experimenteren en te leren terwijl ze zich verbonden en gewaardeerd voelen.

Educatie is een daad van liefde. Vrijwilligerswerk is een daad van liefde.

EduMais volunteers at a fundraiser and social for Anna Bowman's IronMan 70.3 at Mãe Joana bar, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

Het huidige vrijwilligersteam

De mensen die EduMais naar een hoger niveau tillen

Roles: Community English teacher and coordinator.

Motive: “Education is key to a better future and it’s nice to give something back to society by volunteering.”

Nikola Grace

Brits

Roles: English and Entrepreneurship teacher.

Motive: “I’ve been privileged to receive a good education and to travel abroad. Equal opportunity is what motivates me and we should all feel obligated to help these kids who aren’t given the same opportunities.”

Anna

Niew Zeeland

Roles: English, After-school, and Summer Camp teacher.


Motive: “There is simply no reason not to do it.”

Ed

Brits

Roles: Office support, English and Enter the Labour Market teacher.

Motive: “Underprivileged children can be so talented! I strongly believe that they can have a bright future ahead if supported properly by enhancing skills and opening doors!”

Karin

Duits

Role: Web and Game Design teacher.

Motive: “It’s incredible how much you learn from kids.”

Felipe

Braziliaans

Roles: Office support (especially communication and management), new website designer and English teacher.

Motive: “I have been very fortunate with my educational opportunities and want to give something back to those less privileged.”

Zac

Brits

Roles: English and Extracurricular English teacher, new website designer and management/marketing advice.

Motive: “Education is the key to progress. Educated people can make better decisions and can better deal with life’s challenges.”

Daan

Nederlands

Roles: Entrepreneurship teacher, marketing advice

Motive: “Education expands your vision. And the more you envision, the more you can reach.”

Roberto

Braziliaans

Roles: English teacher and redesigning the English curriculum.

Motive: “Volunteering at EduMais gives me the platform to help make a tangible difference in the lives of underprivileged children.”

Melina

Zuid Afrikaans

Roles: Office support (especially marketing), After-school and Summer Camp teacher

Motive: “When living in Brazil and especially in Rio, you understand that a little help can mean a big difference in kids’ future life.”

Audrey

Frans

Roles: English and Summer Camp teacher, recruitment and onboarding of volunteers.

Motive: “Education is fundamental. Just adding a small contribution to these underprivileged children’s lives is very fulfilling.”

Coen

Nederlands

Roles: English and Summer Camp teacher, social media

Motive: “A good education has given me so many opportunities and working at EduMais gives me the chance to share that privilege with those less fortunate than myself.”

Lola

Brits

Role: After-school teacher, office support intern working on a research assignment.

Motive: “I really support the mission and vision of EduMais and I would like to contribute to the growth of the organization.”

Cisko

Nederlands

Role: English teacher

Motive: “Young people are the future (and our most important investment). The more educated people are, the more opportunities they can create for themselves, which not only benefits the individual, but also the collective”

Mel

Australisch

Role: After-school teacher

Motive: “The children of Rio are the future of the city, in order to move forward we must educate the youth.”

Sofia

Mexicaans

Role: English teacher

Motive: “I want to support children from deprived backgrounds and making a positive impact in their lifes and their future. I think education is the best way for personal positive change and growing.”

Anna

Duits

Role: Managing Social Media

Motive: “The vision of EduMais as a whole is something that I really believe in, and I hope to positively impact as many people as possible!”

Brianna

Amerikaans

Role: After-school teacher

Motive: “I love working with kids! Combining education with a fun and active space is so effective and important. Seeing them smile is the best reward.”

Shamsa

Amerikaans

Voormalige Vrijwillgers

De mensen die hebben geholpen EduMais te maken tot wat het nu is

Deze mensen hebben hun liefde, toewijding, tijd en kennis aan onze kinderen gegeven.

We zijn hen eeuwig dankbaar dat ze zo’n belangrijke periode in hun leven hebben doorgebracht als vrijwilliger bij ons!

Volunteered from March – December 2016 with us. She had a vivid way to encourage and engage with students who didn’t believe they were capable of speaking English.

Yui

Australisch

English teacher, September – December 2016. Taught 4th and 5th grades and 1st year of High School. Built English curriculum for 2nd year High School in January and February 2017.

Kim

Amerikaans

Office support volunteer, September 2016 – January 2017. Responsible for social media and assisted the team with the first Web Design course.

Marianne

Oostenrijks

She worked online from Vienna.
She loved to contribute to our social media and communication.

Bettina

Australisch

Holds a degree in tourism and communication. Supported EduMais with social media.

Estee

Nederlands

Volunteered from September 2016 – May 2017 as an English teacher in the community classes. Loved to include art in her lessons.

Janelle

Amerikaans

Volunteered as a Web Design teacher. Learned to code by herself and now runs her own company in Web Design.

Paula

Braziliaans

Volunteered from March 2016 – January 2017. Loved to challenge our English students by putting them into role plays.

Bridget

Australisch 

Volunteered July 2017. He taught English and the kids loved him.

Bruck

Duits

Lives in Paris where he teaches English. Volunteered from January – June 2017. At EduMais, he taught English to all the age groups.

Dominic

Brits

Volunteered from April – July 2017. Language student who was passionate about teaching our children English, as well as social and life skills.

Elsie

Brits

Volunteered from April – August 2017. Passionate about the After-School Program and the impact that the teaching of social and life skills has on the children.

Hannah

Nederlands

Volunteered in 2017. Sponsorship and PR. Former Procter & Gamble Manager and Business Graduate. Passionate about learning, sharing and helping.

Natalia

Pools

Volunteered from April – July 2017. For Nia, volunteering with EduMais was an opportunity to “love the children, help them, and give all the knowledge that I have to empower their talents.”

Nia

Amerikaans

Volunteered in July 2017 with us. He brought great energy to our After-school Program, which had a major impact on the boys.

Andre

Braziliaans

Passionate about communication, especially storytelling. Volunteered for one year with us.

Rachel

Brits

Volunteered almost a year. Passionate about social and emotional learning for children. Helped with Web Design courses and supported the Positive Discipline Workshops.

Matylde

Pools

Volunteered in August and September 2017. Assisted in English classes, website support, and with video and photography classes.

Emma

Brits – Frans

Assisted with the After-school Program for 3 months. For him, volunteering with EduMais was “a rewarding challenge, i.e paving the way of these lovely kids towards a better future.”

Florian

Italiaans

Volunteered from April-December 2017 in office support. After many years in the corporate world, she was glad to get fulfilment by seeing the direct impact around her.

Adrienne

Amerikaans

Volunteering with EduMais, for Tim, was a chance to be a part of the community, learn from it through the youngest generations, and to contribute slightly to its future.

Tim

Nederlands

Volunteered from August 2017 and taught English in our community classes.

Patty

Peruaans

With her extensive experience in social work in favela communities throughout Brazil, she was an effective educator on the After-school Program.

Laura

Braziliaans

Volunteered from July 2017. Always in a good optimistic mood, she supported where she could: office support, classroom assistance, helping everything and everyone stay on track.

Demi

Brits

Volunteered as an intern with a focus on the After-school Program, English and office support.

Eva

Brits

Volunteered as an English Language Teacher.

Yana

Amerikaans

Volunteered on our After-School Program and the boys adored him. He loved to work with our kids and challenged them.

Gabriele

Italian

Volunteered on the After-school Program.

Giulia

Italiaans

Volunteered as an English teacher to our students.

Sally

Amerikaans

For Hanna, volunteering with us was “a wonderful opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of underprivileged children and youth with love, attention and dedication.”

Hanna

Zweeds

Volunteered as an English teacher.

Donal

Iers

Volunteered as a classroom assistant and fundraiser.

Hamish

Schots

Volunteered as an English teacher and was extremely passionate about applying social and emotional learning to our students.

Eira

Brits

Volunteered as an assistant teacher and on our Education-Based Football Program. She impressed the kids by scoring a superb goal in the first training.

Pernille

Deens

Volunteered on our Education-Based Football Program.

Steven

Brits

Volunteered in office support, social media, as fundraise coordinator in the Netherlands, and much more!

Iris

Nederlands

Volunteered in office support and translated our old website into Dutch and Brazilian Portuguese.

Sarah

Nederlands

Volunteered in office support as an online marketing consultant.

Freimut-Johannes

Duits

Volunteered as an English teacher.

Colleen

Amerikaans

Volunteered as an English teacher, as well as on the After-school and English Summer Camp Programs.

Mary Lou

Nederlands

A former professional soccer player, Mads volunteered on our Education-Based Football Program.

Mads

Deens

English teacher at our English Program

Dominic

Amerikaans

Roles: English teacher, After-school, and Summer Camp teacher.

Motive: “I believe that education is key.”

Loes

Nederlands

Role: English teacher.

Motive: “Education doesn’t transform the world. Education changes people. People transform the world.” (Paulo Freire quote)

Alexa

Amerikaans

Her roles were: After-school teacher and fundraising coordinator for the Americas. She wanted to give something back to the PPG favela.

Hannah

Amerikaans

Her roles were: Extracurricular English and Summer Camp teacher. She believes that every child, regardless their background, is entitled to quality education.

Rebeka

Canadees

Roles: English and After-school teacher.

Motive: “I want to make the world a better place and give others the opportunities I was given for granted.”

Carmen

Spaans

His role was: English teacher. He was our volunteer during the start of the new school year of Solar/EduMais for our regular English classes.

Gabriel

Amerikaans

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