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.
"...Ms. Davis, a veteran principal in the district, said the school values things that no money could buy.
'It doesn’t take money to build relationships,' she said. 'It doesn’t take money for you to teach students how to love.'"
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.
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.