October 1, 2012
For the academic 2010/2011 year, I worked for Olancho Aid as a volunteer pre-kindergarten English teacher at Santa Clara, the bilingual elementary school. Although the experience of living in this developing country and working with a population that has expectations and a culture far different from my own was challenging to the extreme, I can nevertheless truthfully claim that it was the most valuable experience I have ever had. In addition to the personal growth I experienced and the special friendships I made with both Hondurans and my fellow volunteers, it was humbling and eye-opening to be a small part of an effort to educate and improve the life situations of those less fortunate than I. Olancho Aid’s vision centers on the saying that if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish he will have the ability to feed himself every day. I came to see the truth in this analogy for the empowering nature of education.
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