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Our latest volunteer interview!

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Name:Sierra Houck Nationality:USA Age:19

How did you find out about La Esperanza?
I found out about La Esperanza by researching volunteer programs in Latin America. I wanted to work in schools, and had a particular interest in Nicaragua, so this program was perfect and had great reviews.

How long are you staying here?
At least 3 months What is your current volunteer role with La Esperanza?  I am working with fifth graders in summer school, teaching English, Spanish, math, art, and sports. What has been your best experience working as a volunteer at La Esperanza so far?
It’s hard to choose just one experience. The general feeling that every day I am getting to know the students better and seeing how genuinely grateful and excited they are to be at school is the most rewarding part. If I had to choose one experience to represent this it would be the day before our Christmas celebration. We had been practicing Jingle Bells in English the past two weeks to perform during the celebration. Althou…

Our latest volunteer interview!

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Name: Samuel Kilby Nationality: UK Age: 27


How did you find out about La Esperanza? I found out about La Esperanza by looking online for volunteering opportunities.  I was intrigued by the mission statement and I felt it was a project I could help. 

How long are you volunteering with La Esperanza? 
I've been here for 5 weeks and I have 3 weeks left. 
What is your current volunteer role?  I'm working as a volunteer teacher in the 3rd grade at the school. I'm responsible for teaching mathematics and English but I've also taught some Spanish classes, sports and art. 
What has been your best experience working as a volunteer at La Esperanza so far? It's hard to choose my favourite moment or best experience, every day is great. I love working with the kids and helping them to improve their self esteem. I love it when I show them something new and it helps them to understand something they didn't previously. However, my best best experience was on Christmas eve when we played …