A conference for 200+ Salvadoran teachers

     Magdalena teaches math to elementary students and English to junior high and high school students. Our team is equipping her through conferences and a publication in Spanish with practical tools to better serve students and their families.  (Photo and caption via Global Outreach Developments International.)

Magdalena teaches math to elementary students and English to junior high and high school students. Our team is equipping her through conferences and a publication in Spanish with practical tools to better serve students and their families. (Photo and caption via Global Outreach Developments International.)

Our team of development workers with G.O.D. International facilitated a teacher’s conference for over 200 teachers from across the country of El Salvador. My husband, Rafael, was one of 7 delegates on this trip. He served by not only translating but also conducting a seminar on the importance of teacher’s sharing stories in the classroom.

Because of your support through Light Shine Candles, we were able to send Rafa, paying for his airfare and traveling expenses as well as make a donation $300 towards the cost of facilitating the conference, which was free for the Salvadoran teachers to attend. Your partnership truly makes a difference in helping us serve our neighbors who are very much in need. The resources otherwise available to these teachers are very limited. We believe that by equipping them, we are serving their students, their families and their communities.

To read more about the October teachers conference, check out these articles by 2 of our fellow team members on the G.O.D. International blog:

Influencing a Nation of Teachers by Betsy Johnson

Equipping Teachers to Empower Girls by Elise Gerard

As always, thank you for helping us do what we love. :)

If you would like more information in getting involved with equipping teachers in El Salvador or how to serve neighbors in your community, don’t hesitate to drop me an email at lightshinecandles@gmail.com.