We have identified a need for education in our country (Colombia), one that increments the job opportunities as well as changing the job market and lower unemployment. We decided to specialize in the language development of young minds and teach them English.
Our country’s poverty and the illiteracy rate is dangerously high, and we think that starting a new movement of educating the less fortunate with new, never aging skill sets, like English, a dominant language all throughout the first world, will drastically improve their lives and those of their future children.
There are many things that have inspired us to do this project, one of which is how we have been privileged with the opportunities we have had and know that we could also use that to benefit others. Also, we have the opportunity to study in a good school which apart from teaching us many things, has taught us our second language which is English. I think what most inspired us to do this was the fact that we had an opportunity to choose who to help and we thought that one of the greatest abilities is learning a new language. We are planning to use our advanced English levels, and our knowledge of how a second language is taught and learned, to help a community of young boys from poor economic situations, learn English, and hopefully be welcomed to all the opportunities it has given us. Through this, we hope that they will be able to get stable, profitable jobs, and get their families out of the vicious cycle of illiteracy and poverty.
We have everything almost planned as well the class plans almost done. Plus we are taking clothes that we don’t need and donating them to that foundation. One of our teammates, Juliana Palacio, has all the clothes picked up.