We took this video back in October of one of our fabulous and wonderful volunteers, Jane, while she was teaching an English class at the El Yaz Elementary School. This is one of the two schools which are part of our La Flor volunteer program here in Costa Rica in the Cartago Province.
Jane did such a marvelous job of teaching and really gave 110% the whole time she was with us. She also donated a video camera and helped the kids in La Flor and El Yaz begin to learn how to develop stories and capture them on film.
Though this may not seem like anything out of the ordinary to people outside of Costa Rica, one might take into account that these children have no computers and very few of these kids even have things such as a DVD player or a VCR at home. So the opportunity to learn about technology is great, as well as being trusted with something valuable in a culture and country where "trust" does not come easily.
Many thanks to you Jane — and all our volunteers — for helping us to keep these programs alive and to help us educate, stimulate, and enrich the lives of the kids here in Central America!