Why our new classroom is so important, M-Pow

Fellow burgh student Molly Powderly is working for an NGO as part of her Year Abroad. What she’s doing is a bit more meaningful than life at Penn. Learn more about the possibilities year abroads can bring beyond university exchanges and how you can help Ninos de Guatemala. Only 2 days left to donate.

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Whilst Kaysey, one of our fantastic English teachers, briefly returned to the USA to celebrate her sister’s marriage, I was honoured with the rewarding task of covering her English lessons during her absence.

The children’s energy and enthusiasm to contribute and participate in all aspects of the classes were so refreshing. These children really love to learn! Miguel was proud to stand up in front of the class and count to twenty in English, and this triggered every child wanting to stand up and show off that they could do it too; my párvulos (pre-kindergarten) class would deafen my ears as they screamed/shouted (they were supposed to be singing) the “good morning” song; sexto (sixth grade) were all so excited to put forward ideas about phrases that we could construct in English.

The fervour in their spirit and their constant engagement in each activity was such a pleasant surprise. It…

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