Read our executive director's perspective after his latest trip to Honduras to check out each BECA school, meet with the parents, and fit in a baleada or two.
We love BECAuse thanks to bilingual educación
There are going to be better generaciones.
Learning a second lenguaje is going to open us a lot of doors
that are going to let us help people that are poor.
What was the moment when you decided to stay for a second year with BECA?
As soon as I set foot in Honduras, I fell in love, and I’m sure that my decision to stay for a second year surprised none of my friends and family from home.
How did you first get involved with BECA?
How did you find out about BECA? What did your friends and family think when you told them you were moving to Honduras?
Every year around this time, I think back to my first day as a BECA teacher and then to the amazing experience I shared with my teammates in Honduras. For the next few weeks, it’s nothing but flashbacks of excitement and fun memories, and a sense of warm community that BECA has instilled.
Miss Amelia wears many hats at Amigos de Jesus Bilingual School, including Prepa Teacher, Teacher & Student Support Coordinator/Administrator, and Resource Teacher. Follow her around for a day at school and see what teaching with BECA is like for her.
What motivated you to volunteer for a year in Honduras?
It’s finally here, it's happening! I never imagined myself doing something this hard and challenging. Going back to my student years, I remember how excited I always felt about the first day of school. Firstly because I got to hang out with my classmates whom I consider my brothers and sisters, and secondly because I got to know my new teacher.