First week at Itzapa
This week saw my first full week up at Itzapa with the kids. Again it was all about finding my feet, getting to know the school, how it works and of course the kids. It was quite daunting considering my Spanish is absolutely terrible and doesn't seem to be getting any better but by the end of the week I was able to give basic introductions and managed to plan a lesson in Spanish. God knows how I will do next week on my own. I have to thank the onderful Sarah who helped me settle in and gave me confidence to start.
Itzapa school itself is in San Andreas Itzapa, a very poor community. The children are chosen for the school by Dona Elena who is a very respected member of the Itzapa community. Most of the children live in poverty and get scholarships paid for by GVI to go to this school and the local state school. If not for this school, they would be working in the fields with their father. We should be thankful in the so called developed world our kids do´n't have to do this. It was definately an eye opener and I can't wait to start teaching solo