1:27 English Academy Sponsorship Program



  1. Update!

    Hey everyone!

    As we start out our new year at the Academy I just wanted to give you an update on our sponsorship program. We have seven students who have elected to continue with their English education in the third level. Their test scores are continuously improving and they enjoy coming to class each week. Every time I see them they try to practice their English phrases or words. They are always asking me what phrases from English songs mean or to translate something that they overheard in English. Currently they are on vacation from their regular schooling, but will be starting classes again in February. Thank you for your continued support and prayers for this program.

    More information to come!

     

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  2. Final Exam

    This past Saturday, the students in the sponsorship program had their first test signifying they had completed the first level. Next week they will have their oral and listening test and then we will begin on the second level. Most of them commented on how easy the test was, mostly because they had been practicing so much lately. They are all really excited to begin the next level.

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    Tania

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    Carlito

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    Karen

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    Luis

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    Celeste

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    Jerel and Profesor Marvin

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    Guadalupe

     


  3. Corvis’ Good-bye Party

    Written about 2 weeks ago, but wanted to take a chance to share with everyone.

    Last night we had a good-bye party for Corvis with some of the kids from our class since he is leaving to go back to the states at the end of this week.

    Each month we try to do some form of an activity with the students from my class, just a chance to get them together and hang out outside of class. For the past two months we have had dinners of American food at my house. The first one we had hamburgers, and last night we decided that we would try to make chili.

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    I am pretty sure that I have only ever made chili once before, so I just played guess and check and threw some ingredients into the crock pot that i borrowed from Wendy and hoped for the best.

    So after Spanish class with Ben I took the bus home to begin making the chili.

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    It was one of the most packed buses that i have been on, but I was thankful to have a spot near the door so I was not quite as smushed as some of the other people in it.

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    Fortunately, I did not have to bring groceries home with me this time, I was able to buy everything that I needed from the pulperia (small store) at the end of my street. I must have made 10 trips there while preparing since I kept thinking of other things that I needed to get.

    Two of the girls, Nazareth and Guadalupe, came over early to help with the cooking and to hang out for awhile. After we finished cleaning up, we sat and had some coffee.

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    Painted our nails and wore our henle headbands. At some point in the evening, they began playing dress up in my clothing and accessories and even used the opportunity to use my make-up, shower, and wash their hair.

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    Then, Nazareth helped me by cooking the rice.

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    Cooking rice here is much harder than it looks.

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    We had a great time eating the chili and rice.

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    Then we started watching The Day After Tomorrow, but then the power went out and in order to break up the massive pillow fight that started we took a walk up to Jairo’s store to deliver chili to him and to Pablo

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    What a blast, chili and fun hanging out.

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    I am blessed to be able to work with this group of youngsters, I cannot wait for our event next month. We are going to hike up the lookout and have a picnic.

    - Lauren Britt

     


  4. Waterfall

    We try to do an activity with the kids once a month, kind of like a youth group type thing. This month Lauren’s parents were here visiting and decided to take the group to the waterfall about 20 minutes outside of town. This was their first time here. We rode the truck out to the waterfall and began our adventure.

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    We drove out to La Cascada Blanca (Or White Waterfall) and hiked down to the waterfall where they could swim in the area in front of it.

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    Tania and Karen

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    Brayan (not one of the students in the current class, but he comes to the new class Saturday mornings)

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    Carlito

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    Jerel

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    Carlos

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    The boys

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    Before hiking down to the waterfall we ate some delicious enchiladas that Carlos’ mom made for us. Whenever we had food with this group we never have a crumb of leftovers

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    Lauren on the back of the truck

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    Our enchiladas and ensalada

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    View of the waterfall from down below

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    The boys getting ready to jump into the waterfall

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    Back behind the waterfall is a cave that you can walk through

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    Erick (our lifeguard), Nazareth and Luis

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    Our whole group including Lauren’s parents

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    Afterwards we stopped to get icecream cones. What a perfect end to a wonderful day!

     


  5. October’s Newsletter

     

  6. WE NEED YOU!

     


  7. Thank You!

    We would like to take this time to thank all of our Sponsors and those who have donated and supported this program! Without you, what we are trying to do, help rescue and change lives, would not be possible. We would not be where we are right now. A million thank you’s fail to express our gratitude and the gratitude of our students. Muchas Gracias!

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