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.
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.
Summer Camp and volunteering with BECA provided me with more memories and experiences than I could have ever imagined. I took a lot away from my time in Honduras and I learned a lot about myself in just 3 and a 1/2 weeks. Here's a glimpse of what I gained from my Honduran adventure with BECA:
How did you get involved with BECA?
My junior year in college I decided that I would spend the summer working for an NGO that did work in education or community development. Through some peers I learned about a search engine called “idealist” and after a few hours of searching I came across BECA. The rest is history
Where is your favorite place that you’ve visited in Honduras?
My favorite place I have been to in Honduras is Cayos Cochinos. I have never seen such beautiful Islands or clearer waters.
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.”