Jamilah Gregory.

Camp Hope - Ecuador

Project Description

Preston Public Interest Career Fund Recipient

“This eleven-week internship at Camp Hope was one of the most incredible experiences I have had the privilege to enjoy and it has profoundly impacted my future goals and career plans.”

While volunteering at Camp Hope I learned a lot about Ecuador, non-profit organizations, administration,
education, caring for special needs students, Latin culture, myself, and much more. This internship met many of my expectations in the sense that I learned most of what I was hoping to learn. During my time teaching English pronunciation, bodily systems, and photography, and by developing the English curriculum for Camp Hope, I learned how to better teach students with special needs and accommodate students at different levels in the classroom.

Through all of this teaching experience I also learned how to develop lesson plans and implement Internet educational resources in the classroom. I discovered that in order to motivate students to learn and to not have to exercise so much classroom management I needed to engage the kids with exciting activities and assignments that were intriguing, challenging, and adequate for their level. When the lesson plans were repetitive, boring, too easy, or too monotonous the kids began to act out of control and I had a hard time teaching what I was hoping to teach. I learned quite a bit about teaching and this helped affirm me that I desire to be a teacher and serve underprivileged communities.

Project Details

  • Date September 1, 2010
  • Tags 2010, Education, Preston, Social Service, South America

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