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.
For as long as I can remember, thanksgiving has always been a small, casual affair: me, my parents, my brothers, our dogs, a small turkey or maybe a roast chicken – once we even just ordered Chinese food.
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 find out about BECA? What did your friends and family think when you told them you were moving to Honduras?
Thanks for following along the day with me! First grade can be quite the adventure as you saw, but it is also very fun. We start the day bright and early at 5:30 and leave the house at 6. We have an hour to get ready for the students to come and start our school day together.
Picture this: Me, a newly graduated, newly arrived in Honduras, newly trained preschool teacher on my first home visit with a student’s family.
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.