Bilingual Education For Central America (BECA)

BECA provides bilingual education to low income students in Central America

Where is it?

Schools are based at three sites in Honduras:
– Cofradia
– Cortes; Vida Nueva
– Macuelizo

What will I be doing?

BECA’s focus is to provide bilingual education to low-income students. In order to do this you will begin by participating in an intensive 6-week teaching training program. Once you have completed this you will then be assigned to one of the following; an elementary classroom, a middle school classroom, or a resource teacher role.  Your general responsibilities could vary from lesson planning, monitoring recess, supporting your fellow teachers and creating a safe and productive classroom environment. Alternatively, you could be volunteering as a program administrator or summer camp counsellor.

 

What impact would I have?

Honduras is a vibrant beautiful country that unfortunately has been marked by endemic poverty, income inequality and a lack of quality educational and professional opportunities. Therefore becoming a member for the BECA family and dedicating your time to educating young Hondurans, you are equipping every child to have the skills to go on to achieve their goals. An opportunity that is sadly not always provided to youths living in Honduras.

 

Who would I be working with?

Students, Teachers & Parents.

 

Minimum Age

18 yrs, Bachelor Degree generally required (not required for Summer Camp volunteers)

 

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided free of charge. Rooms are shared between 2 volunteers of the same sex and is typically shared between 4-6 volunteers.

Minimum time

January Start – 6 months
July start – 1 year

 

Extra Costs

Personal spending money