Monday, March 1, 2010

We put the EL in El Salvador

It's 2010's turn! Work has started on another great year of development work and social entrepreneurism in El Salvador.

Recruiting and fundraising have begun to make this year the best so far. Meet this year's Country Directors:

Tyler Nelson & Juliann Keller, both BYU students with experience abroad in Latin America. Tyler is a Public Health major and International Development minor, Juliann will graduate in April in English with a Spanish minor. We're both excited to get projects in the works, and to hit the ground running in El Salvador when we arrive April 27th, not two months from now!

The 2010 team is full of great volunteers. We had our first meeting as a group on Friday, February 26th at Tyler and America's place. Tyler's wife America will also be spending the summer volunteering in El Salvador. She'll be a BYU graduate as well with a Linguistics degree and minor in TESOL Certification, a great asset to the team. All of our volunteers bring their own expertise and experience to the group. Friday's activity was a great success, not to mention delicious!

It was great to get as many as could come together to start getting to know each other and to begin discussions on development work, as well as specific projects of interest in El Salvador for this summer. The pupusas were a hit!

Thanks El Salvador Restaurant for the delicious typical cuisine.

We look forward to more activities, more volunteers, and more fun as we prepare for the best El Salvador program to date!