Sunday, January 12, 2014

Invaluable Lessons from Teaching English Abroad

So it has finally happened...I've published my second travel memoir.  This next book, Watermelon is Life, captures my experience as a volunteer teacher in rural Namibia.  

In 2010, I lived and worked in a small village called Omungwelume.  This is the closest I've ever been to village life.  In Omungwelume, there are more donkeys than cars.  Amenities such as water and electricity are scarce.  In order to get around, hitchhiking is a must.  However, the experience has been such a profound part of who I am today.  I was challenged both personally and professionally.  I learned to conduct classroom lessons without many resources, even on occasion without having chalk at my disposal.  I participated in different cultural activities, opening my mind to new ways of life.  My time Namibia was full of invaluable lessons.  Ultimately, I discovered that perhaps one person can't change the world, but the world can certainly change one person.

You can follow along on this extraordinary journey, as I attempt to teach the world.

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON:  Watermelon is Life

***For every copy sold, 25% of the net profits will be donated to the Unlock Foundation, which addresses critical education gaps in rural African school.

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