How does a 16-year-old from Almaty help children from different countries learn English for free?
Online school Teaching for heroes in the beginning was only for children whose parents work as doctors, but at the moment its services can be used by students in need from all over the world.
16-year-old Ilya Kan began learning English at 4 years old – the boy began to study with a tutor and by the beginning of classes in the 1st grade could speak it quite well. Classes at the school with intensive study of English allowed you to learn the language almost perfectly and two years ago, Ilya went to continue his studies in the United States – at the Milton Academy school in Massachusetts with a humanitarian bias.
Ilya, later, began to develop the idea of teaching children of medical professionals English for free. Together with his friends from Poland, who already had a paid online school, he created his own-free. At the moment, according to Ilya, he did not spend a penny on the school itself, but at the same time, he did not get anything, organizing everything on his own. Now it cooperates with several charitable foundations, which can later allocate money to increase the quality of education in this online school.
At the moment, children of different ages, from 8 to 16 years old, study at this school. Most of the volunteer teachers know either Kazakh or Russian, so they can also explain to children in this language. Most of the students come from Kazakhstan, but not all of them are children of medical professionals, as originally planned, and the school accepts all those who can not afford paid English tuition.