At the Saturday Tongan Education Program (STEP), we seek to instill an aspiration for higher education in elementary students at an early age. During one session we started with an ice breaker where everyone drew their favorite toy, food, person and animal to present to the group.
In the second half of the workshop we asked three questions: What was something you looked forward to this week? What do you think a dream is? What do you want to be when you grow up? Avian, a 3rd grader, said that a dream is “something that you see when you grow up.” Michael, a 2nd grader, said that a dream is “something you see when you sleep!” Below are some of their responses to the third question:
Seeing how excited each student was to talk about their future brought a smile to all of the tutors’ faces.