I am volunteer-teaching English in the Republic of Georgia! Where’s that you might ask? Check out this handy-dandy map below:
More specifically, by being a volunteer I’ve agreed to be placed anywhere within the country (which is around the size of South Caronlina – believe it or not!). The one-week teacher-orientation was in the beautiful capital of T’bilisi.
So when the Village of Shroma in the Guria region was chosen for me, I packed my bags, said good-bye to civilization, and took the 6 hour Marshrutka ride (local mini bus) towards the Black Sea, and up a winding tropical mountain…
I’ll be here from August to December and will be teaching grades 1st-6th. I’ve been warned that there will be very limited resources to work with….so it’s probably a very good thing I like to sing, dance, and act like a total goof in general. (See picture below as proof that the goof-ball within has been alive and strong for many years.) I’m sure this will come in handy with a classroom full of kids!
UPDATE: Some very exciting news! I’ve applied for a grant to purchase new whiteboards for the school….and we got it! So stay tuned as we complete this community project.