Our Objective in 2022 Is To Provide More English Lessons in Guatemala
You may be wondering what our programs and teaching English in Guatemala will look like in 2022, entering a new year with the pandemic still ongoing.
Our objective remains the same: to introduce English lessons in public schools in Santiago Atitlán, one of the Maya indigenous communities on Lake Atitlán, in order to help kids and teenagers have the best possible education.
At this moment, we are still collaborating with elementary schools in Santiago, and we are also establishing a relationship with our first secondary school, where our volunteers will teach English to children of various ages in 2022. Through these lessons, we are preparing the students for their English classes in school in the following years. They can also use this knowledge in their future professional lives, as the tourism industry in Central America is one of the main contributors to the local economy.
How Does the Pandemic Affect Volunteer Teachers
The pandemic impacted our work greatly, however, we did reactivate our programs in 2021, and we are looking to expand our work again to maximize our impact in Central America as soon as possible.
Currently, our teaching schedule in public schools is subject to the local authorities’ decisions regarding covid restrictions and safety measures. Due to this, we have part-time opportunities available, which gives you, the volunteer, more flexibility to work on personal projects or part-time work. We also have full-time opportunities available for those who want to immerse themselves completely in our work and help out where restrictions allow.
Enhance your Volunteering Experience in Guatemala
Although classroom time in schools may be restricted due to changing safety protocols, we also teach English to adults and teenagers through collaborations with local projects and encourage volunteers to participate in community-building activities in other ways as well.
There are multiple chances to help the community grow and to immerse yourself in local culture by getting involved in local projects, such as taking care of the environment, helping at a local community farm, coffee cooperative, or artisan cooperative.
We have collaborations with Cojolyá, a collective of artisan mothers; Cope Atitlán, a coffee cooperative; Amigos del Lago, an environment preservation program; and ADECCAP, a local community farm, and waste management program.
Become an English Teacher Volunteer with One Two…Tree! in 2022
Although the situation on the ground in Guatemala is constantly changing, there are many opportunities for volunteers to join us in 2022.
There is still a great need for support in the communities we work in and your volunteer experience with us will not go to waste. Whether you are teaching in classrooms or helping with local projects, we are dedicated to the development of Santiago Atitlán.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering in Guatemala this year, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org