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.
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.
What motivated you to volunteer for a year in Honduras?
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.
My BECA experience began in April of this year, when I was scrolling through a job database provided by my university, simply out of boredom. I stumbled across a listing for the BECA Summer Camp, and immediately emailed the program asking for further details.