I took a gap year after high-school and traveled to a rural area of Ghana. While I was there I volunteered in an orphanage/school, where I taught 4th grade. At first I felt uncomfortable and under-qualified to teach these children, but soon realized that the orphanage could not afford to hire another teacher at that time--so I threw myself into the job. The accomplishments of those kids during my time teaching them is forever ingrained in my memory.
I am training to be a school psychologist, so I work with students who learn differently in order to determine how we can help that student be successful in the classroom. Every child should leave school feeling like they're cared about and that they learned something!
Why are you participating?:
I think the message is great- there is no characteristic that determines the kind of person you are. Only your actions and intentions