After waking up and eating breakfast, we were visited by a guest speaker named Angie who works in Nicaragua as a manager of a nonprofit organization. Angie shared stories and insights regarding the problems with Nicaragua’s education system and her own experiences. We all enjoyed listening to her stories and were able to compare and contrast our own schools with those in Nicaragua.
After dinner, we had our first English tutoring session. We were divided into 5 groups to teach the classes: beginner (adults and kids), intermediate (kids and adults), and advanced. We all had a bit of a hard time at first, but the students were all very hospitable and helped us become adjusted. However, after they became more comfortable with us, the classrooms became quite rambunctious and now we all have much more admiration for our own teachers. We all look forward to continuing the sessions and becoming friends with our students!