Financial industry volunteers play a vital role in FINCO’s programmes, supporting teachers in providing students with exposure and opportunities to practice English, as well as providing guidance and insights on planning for the future. Read more about what Eddy had to say about his volunteering experience with FINCO.
Coming from a small town in Sabah I understood the importance of an education from a very young age. English wasn’t spoken by most of my students but I was fortunate that I grew up in an English speaking household as it has helped to shape my career. My hope is that I can share my experience so that others understand the importance of learning. The younger generation are the leaders of the future and, by volunteering, I wanted to play a small part in shaping their character. In order to make the storytelling session fun I practiced beforehand and also used props to help tell the story. I was really pleased that the students were very engaged and really opened up and that my session gave them the courage to speak up. My advice to those wanting to volunteer is to come with an open mind and a willingness to teach and learn from students.