BENEFITING: POWER TO THE PEOPLE
I am raising money to help me pay for volunteering opportunity abroad. There are many reasons why it is important to me.
First, I am a very capable teacher with international background; I am a driven educator and I can communicate with kids who may not speak same language as me.
Second, I have a little girl (she is 6) who would benefit greatly from living abroad, experiencing the simpler life and witnessing actual struggle experienced by most in this world--struggle that may be forgein to an American kid.
Finally, my little girl is the only [close] family I have in this world. My mother and father have both passed; grandparents were gone long ago; my daughter's father is completely absent from her life. I would like to extend my daughter's understanding of FAMILY; make life-long connections.
Reason for this site is simple--I recently finished ,my teaching degree program which turned me into an unemployed, poor but educated single mother.
I have faith in my ability to help children: I have the background in education needed to teach (including the Teaching English as a Forgein Language (TEFL) Certification); International background (Russian); and the desire to contribute to the efforts to give ALL kids a fair chance to succeed in life through education.