Meet Carlos. Carlos is from Jinotega, Nicaragua and is 11 years old. He is a part of the second group of students to join our Learning Center in Nicaragua. Carlos's favorite book is The Kingdom of the Gold Dragon by Isabel Allende. Carlos likes to play soccer and baseball and he really enjoys his English classes at our Learning Center. Carlos recently shared with us that his mom is his role model and that she is the one who takes care of him and his little sister. He admires her for being a hard worker and for giving him a lot of advice.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a translator.
What do you like the most about Outreach360?
The classes are very fun, entertaining, and the teachers are super kind. I have learned a lot.
How has Outreach360 changed your life?
I am not the same kid that I used to be. Now I know more English.
What is your favorite animal? Why?
My favorite animal is a dog. I like dogs because they are loyal, funny, and playful.
Carlos's mom, Mayra is shown above supporting Carlos with his English homework at home. In an effort to protect our students and communities from the impact of COVID-19, Outreach360's Learning Centers have been temporarily suspended. We are working hard to provide the resources and support our students need to continue their studies from home.
How did you learn about the Outreach360 Learning Center?
A family member told me about this opportunity.
What differences or changes have you seen in your son, Carlos since he joined the Learning Center?
Since Carlos joined, I have observed that he studies more, has better focus in his classes, and he is much more interested in English.
What do you like the most about the program?
I like that my son is learning many things that in his regular school he would not learn.
How do you see your child in the future?
I see him becoming a good professional that will be of service to his family and community.
Is Outreach 360 helping Carlos achieve those goals?
Yes, because Outreach360 is providing him with the necessary tools in order for him to achieve them since I have limited resources.
Would there be a difference in your child's life if the program did not exist?
Of course, because for the time that he spends in the program, most likely, he would spend it on other things perhaps not as productive.
What message would you give to volunteers and donors who make this opportunity possible for Carlos?
Thank you very much for all the support you have given to our children. As parents, we can encourage our children to study but the opportunities that our children now have are thanks to each of you.
Together we are stronger! This is why we are calling on our True Blue supporters to champion on behalf of all 233 of our students during this challenging time. Are you True Blue?
For information on Outreach360's virtual internships, please visit www.outreach360.org/virtualimpact.