BECA aims to provide its volunteers with a challenging, transformative experience that gives an in-depth understanding of grassroots international development, underserved Central American communities, bilingual teaching strategies, and community capacity building techniques. As a result, BECA teachers develop the skills and responsibilities to be effective teachers, communicators, and leaders.
We are looking to fill the final classroom teaching positions at two our partner schools, Amigos de Jesus (ADJ) and Santa Monica Bilingual School (SMBS). Both schools are co-led by Catholic communities.
ADJ is located in the beautiful countryside, about an hour from San Pedro Sula. What makes ADJ so special is that it is not just a bilingual school (with a soccer field, of course!), it is a children’s home for more than 135 neglected/abandoned children. Under a strong Catholic faith, the children are loved by all, knowing that they have a forever home. ADJ is a self-sustainable community with its own lumber mill, family-style homes, farm animals, and robust farm. While volunteers do not have to be of any faith or religion to teach there, the community is one grounded in faith.
SMBS is located about 30-min from San Pedro Sula in a small financially impoverished community called Vida Nueva. SMBS is a secular school that is co-led by La Hermandad de San Agustin (an order of Spanish and Honduran sisters). While the school is secular, the community of families is actively working to build a Catholic church on the grounds of the school building – their faith moves mountains every day.