Education

A Day in the Life of Miss Taylor

Teaching two grades ensures that my days are always different. These students have so much energy and life in them that it makes each day an adventure. Each day I go to school exhausted and wishing I was in my bed still and then I hear the first little voice yell, “MISS TAYLOR,” as they come running at me and I’m so happy to be at school.

A Day in the Life of Mr. Joe

After spending two years in the classroom, I decided to fill a different role for my third year with BECA. As the Santa Monica administrator, I take care of a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that needs to get done so that teachers can focus on teaching their students, and not have to worry about what’s going on outside their classrooms.

15 Years

I looked at the calendar a few weeks ago and realized that exactly 15 years ago, the work of birthing BECA began in earnest. I arrived in Cofradia on September 1, 2001. By September 2nd, I was working alongside community members as we began laying bloques on the cement slab that was the only sign of a soon-to-be school.

When It Rains, It Pours

In Honduras, it does not simply drizzle. It is either extremely hot and sunny, or it rains so hard that it feels like the sky is falling. At this moment, the latter is true. I am only half terrified as I hide in my bed and try to ignore the water intermittently leaking on my head.

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