Last week I had two visitors to the camp. Bryson, a Peace Corps volunteer who works for Costa Rica Multilingue, came to observe and hang out on Thursday. He took some awesome pictures of the students that I will add a little later. On Friday, Christopher Starr, a rural community development Peace Corps volunteer, swung by to help us take a break from English and teach the students some games. It was awesome having fresh faces, new accents, and different activities to do.
This week, from Wednesday to Friday, I am going to a National English Conference in San Jose and I am leaving my 21 students with Tara, a TEFL volunteer from my group that lives about a half hour away from Liberia. She is an amazing teacher, both in English and art. I know that Tara can handle the class, and I know my students will probably behave better for her since they don’t know her as well, but I can’t help feel like a parent leaving their children with a new babysitter. I will ask Tara to write a post so you can hear about the camp from a different perspective and about all the art activities that she has planned.
After so much planning, prepping, and organizing it still feels odd that we are in the thick of camp and it will soon be over. We still have a ton of information to get through, and it is getting more and more complicated every day. But these Liberia students are giving everything they’ve got and I cannot wait to see where they are in just a couple of weeks.
Peace Corps Volunteer – TEFL