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.
In July 2017, I left my small Maryland town and boarded a plane for San Pedro Sula, Honduras. For the next year, I would be living forty minutes out of the city and teaching middle school English to 7th, 8th, and 9th graders at the San Jeronimo Bilingual School in Cofradía, Cortés.
"...Ms. Davis, a veteran principal in the district, said the school values things that no money could buy.
'It doesn’t take money to build relationships,' she said. 'It doesn’t take money for you to teach students how to love.'"
Why did you return to BECA and Amigos de Jesus for a 2nd year?
In this moment, BECA seeks an Executive Director who can lead our efforts toward amplifying BECA’s role in creating viable solutions in the region by developing and implementing a strategy to ensure the long-term strength of our programming.
7:00 AM - Greet my 9th graders, and have a class discussion about our novel, Sold by Patricia McCormick.
I hope you had a great time following along with me throughout the day in 2nd grade! 2nd grade and SJBS is full of adventures and moments that make my heart smile. One of my favorite parts of the day is standing at the portón and greeting all of the students as they walk into to school.
“Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand,” is one of the most widely known quotes in the world of education.
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?