Our volunteer from the United States, Joan Bardez (73), recently completed her service and shared with us a few reflections
about her experience.
I was in Yerevan with AVC for 3 weeks in June. I volunteered at Macsedan Foreign Language School, speaking and teaching English to young children, 7 to 10 years of age. The children already knew some vocabulary and were able to read English stories. They were especially excited to play games, including American card games.
The teaching was a challenge for me since I haven't taught English before, but by the time I left, the children were all pressing me to stay longer.
We had great fun together, and now back at home, I think of them and my time in Yerevan daily. It was a real challenge for me!