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I have just been accepted to be a volunteer for WorldTeach, a non-profit organization through Harvard that places volunteers as teachers in under-resourced schools in the developing world. I will be traveling to Ecuador June 20th to August 20th to teach English in an elementary school. Knowledge of English is very important to Ecuador's development plans. For many students, it is required to find a job or qualify for higher education. By helping to improve the standard of English instruction, I can contribute to Ecuador's development, give some people a better chance of getting a job, and on a very small scale, help increase understanding and awareness on the part of Americans of this beautiful and deserving South American country.
Please support me in my journey to Ecuador by making a donation. I will use part of this money to purchase an iPad to donate to the school I work in. After I leave, my 4th grade class in the US will be able to Skype with the classes in Ecuador. In addition to your donation, you can expect weekly blogs and emails with pictures about my experience. All donations are tax deductible, as Worldteach is a non-profit organization. They will give you a receipt upon donation. Thank you for helping make this journey of a lifetime possible!
"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela