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.
Where have you traveled in Honduras? What was your favorite place?
Every year the teachers at all three BECa schools have an event called Libros y Familia. That literally translates to “Books and Family.” We provide a day for the students of all grades and their families to come, read, and do literacy activities together. This is a way to promote literacy and bilingualism in the household.
When I decided to come to Honduras and work with BECA, I never imagined how fulfilling this job was.
What is your favorite place that you’ve been in Honduras?
“It seems like children never jump on me at this school.”
On any given day I wear many hats: friend, student, disciplinarian, counselor, piggyback ride master, zombie, to name a few. Each one equally as integral to my role as a teacher (especially if you were to ask the recipients of the piggyback rides).
How did you find out about BECA? How did your friends and family react when you told them you were moving to Central America?
While I am finally settling into a routine here at Amigos de Jesus, it is safe to say no two days are the same! Whether we have an unexpected power outage, a tarantula hiding in our bookshelf, or a rogue cow on the loose, each day brings excitement and variety!
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.