300 Single Men

Our tiny volunteer team is beginning to wear down ever so slightly during this hectic week, but we’re powering through! Three new volunteers will arrive tomorrow morning on the flight from Athens and we’ll be reinvigorated by our first set of newbies since the new year has begun. With the Hotspot beyond capacity at theContinue reading “300 Single Men”

The Simplicity of Driving

Many days, after I’ve finished teaching English, I become a driver. I just kind of morph into something new. I like this. As volunteers, we do a variety of different things. But my favorite combination of tasks is teaching English in the morning and then driving in the afternoon. After being in the classroom, evenContinue reading “The Simplicity of Driving”

The Complexity of Teaching

It’s 12:00 on a Monday and I’ve got that familiar feeling of excitement coursing through my blood. It’s a feeling that I have only experienced consistently in my life while operating a classroom. After three days off, I was happy to get back into the swing of things this morning; I always am. For oneContinue reading “The Complexity of Teaching”

“People Were Dying In the Same Waters That We Swim In”

People were dying in the same waters that we swim in, so it was time to do something. We were certain the situation would only last for two months or so, then the war would be over or Europe would have taken over the situation. Here we are two and a half years later. -EchoContinue reading ““People Were Dying In the Same Waters That We Swim In””