Education: Leadership Development Program
CANDELARIA AND GREGORIO GARCIA, OUR PARTNERS IN PANAJACHEL, ARE SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEURS.
THEY BOTH GREW UP IN POVERTY IN THE VILLAGES NEAR PANAJACHEL, SPEAKING KAKCHIQUEL, THE MAYAN DIALECT.
Those teenagers are expected to practice leadership immediately, by teaching younger children in their communities, in Saturday-morning literacy tutorials, helping them with Spanish, mathematics, reading, and English.
ENGLISH HOUSE is a 2.5 month immersion program that engages these students in a full-time learning environment during their summer break. They will live full-time with two families: Dave & Dinea McDonald, and Chris & Laura Wiens, along with all their kids. We will be teaching English, family values, Christian discipleship, and life skills.
The greatest strength of English House is the life-on-life model of ministry. This year, the program runs from mid-October – the end of December.