Coco’s Experience with Squash Urbano

Over the summer, my brother and I went to Cartagena, Colombia to volunteer as English teachers at Squash Urbano in August. Squash Urbano provides opportunities for children from the age of 5-16 that come from low-income families to have an education and play squash. Since my brother and I aren’t the best at squash, we stayed in the classroom teaching the kids English. It was amazing to see the¬†attitude 0f wanting to learn that they came with to every class. Although at times it was hard to teach the students without speaking Spanish¬†to them, I managed to find creative ways to help them understand a concept.

 

All in all, the relationships with the squash instructors and kids is what makes me want to keep coming and helping. Going to Cartagena makes me realize how thankful I should be for all the opportunities I have by living in New York.

 

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