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.
Reading about the caravan of immigrants, primarily from Honduras, escaping their country because of poverty, violence, and lack of economic opportunity is painful. The answer, of course, is not to build costly walls (estimated cost: $10 billion) or send 7,000 US troops to the border (estimated cost $100 – $200 million).
Why did you return to BECA and Amigos de Jesus for a 2nd year?
“The most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere” is what comes across most people’s minds when hearing Honduras, even mine the first time I went. However, after spending so much time in Honduras, I see a country of hope. I see a country of hardworking, motivated individuals.
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.
How did you find out about BECA? What did your friends and family think when you told them you were moving to Honduras?
7:00 AM - Greet my 9th graders, and have a class discussion about our novel, Sold by Patricia McCormick.
How did you find out about BECA?
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.
Where have you traveled in Honduras? What was your favorite place?