Join BECA for a conversation that moves past walls and beyond borders. In today's world of deepening inequity, so many Central American families are being torn apart by the need to risk a dangerous journey north to provide for their families or keep them safe - a journey that offers no guarantees for safe arrival.
In July 2017, I left my small Maryland town and boarded a plane for San Pedro Sula, Honduras. For the next year, I would be living forty minutes out of the city and teaching middle school English to 7th, 8th, and 9th graders at the San Jeronimo Bilingual School in Cofradía, Cortés.
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.
From Cofradia to Chicago
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.