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For the Love of Reading
June 2015

For the Love of Reading

Throughout my teaching career, books have remained my constant companions – stuffed into my school bag, overflowing on my bedside table, stacked on my desk at work. More importantly, I read out loud to children daily because it a critical component when learning how to read. Gundersen Global Partners (GGP) also recognizes that reading out … Continue reading

It’s All About the Books
June 2015

It’s All About the Books

This is my third trip to Nicaragua with Global Partners. I’m here with other teachers presenting education workshops. I’m also learning more and more about the challenges of becoming a literate person in a country with very limited resources. Global Partners is committed to giving children access to more education. We have a strong Nicaraguan … Continue reading

Universal Language
June 2015

Universal Language

My greatest concern when considering this opportunity to volunteer in Nicaragua, was my lack of Spanish speaking ability. I know a few phrases and can count to 10 in Spanish but worried it would be a burden to those trying to work here with the Spanish speaking Nicaraguans. First off, we have three amazing interpreters! … Continue reading

Day 4 Nicaragua
June 2015

Day 4 Nicaragua

Hola! It has been an exciting last few days. Words cannot even begin to share the learning our education team has experienced. We came to share our knowledge with the young teachers in the collectivos however, it is the people of Nicaragua that have taught us what it means to really appreciate the small things … Continue reading