Emily worked as a volunteer teacher in Honduras for two years, and is learning the ins and outs of nonprofit work as a Chispa Project intern this summer. Help support her work in bringing Honduran students their first books by donating $50 today! Read her story here:
- When I first learned about the Chispa Project, I was just starting as a first and second grade teacher in a small town outside of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Now, after my second year of teaching, I am extremely excited and grateful to work with the Chispa Project as a volunteer Intern and am asking for your support in sponsoring our work.
I met Chispa Project while they were helping my school put together its biggest literacy event of the year. Right away I was hooked on their mission and vision for making the magic of books accessible to all Honduran students. As a classroom teacher, I have had the privilege of witnessing the spark that ignites as a student realizes that they can read. As an outsider living in the community that I worked in, I have been lucky to witness the community building power of books and libraries. The literacy event at my school was a huge hit, and I couldn’t wait to find more opportunities to work with Chispa Project.
After finishing my first year of teaching I had the opportunity to work with Chispa as a short term volunteer while they prepared to inaugurate their newest school library. Their dedication to community partnerships and a sustainable model makes them unique.
My internship with Chispa Project is significant to me because it means helping readers of all abilities and backgrounds experience the magic of books to spark their own imaginations. Chispa Project runs on the commitment of donors who believe in the value of getting books in the hands of students. Please support me in sponsoring children's libraries in Honduras by giving $50 to reach my goal. Thank you so much for your love and support! Con mucho cariño. - Emily Smith