Volunteer Corps was recently in an interview with The Great Nigerian Podcast and was represented by our Ms. Ibiyemi Ifaturoti (Member, VC Governing Board) . Click to listen:
The highlights of the interview are as follows:
• Volunteer corps is a non-profit organization with credible board members and no political affiliations
• Volunteer Corps focuses on Senior Secondary Students
• Volunteer Corps is currently present in Lagos and Osun State and each state operate a different model.
• In Lagos, volunteer tutors are people in the corporate world who are successful professionals in their field. They go through rigorous training before they begin to tutor students. In Osun State, volunteer tutors are secondary school Teachers and are made to take refresher courses before they tutor students.
• Mathematics and English (being foundational subjects) are the only subjects currently taught by Volunteer Corps.
• Volunteer Corps tutors are dedicated since they volunteered to tutor without any payment. However a tutor can be excused to go about other activities as there are more volunteers than needed. Also, a tutor (with the help of a prepared roster), may swap with other tutors on days that are not convenient.
• Nigerians can support Volunteer Corps by volunteering to tutor or mentor students or by funding projects.