GROW Scholars Participate in ESL Class

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Organics Unlimited and GROW have been longtime supporters of Project Amigo, a nonprofit that helps provide access to education for youth in the state of Colima, Mexico. Funds from GROW sponsor students in Project Amigo’s programs. Recently, a group of volunteers visited to facilitate a week-long ESL class for the GROW scholars. Volunteers worked one-on-one with the students, helping them improve their English-speaking skills through classroom work and field trips.

There was learning, laughter and friendships created throughout the week. The GROW scholars shared these thoughts about the ESL program:

“I spent time with kind, patient people who taught me how to say “nice to meet you” and other words as we walked through the plaza of Cofradia de Suchitlan. The program was interactive, and this helped me to learn and remember the words. In a short amount of time, I came to feel comfortable with and trust my tutors from the United States. It was a great experience.”
– Rafael

“In my opinion, the class was really good and a great opportunity to spend time with people and learn new things. I really liked visiting new places, and it’s wonderful to learn from others in a fun way. It was a beautiful experience, and I would like to come back next year. Thank you for housing us and all the attention you gave us while we were in Cofradia.”
– Chayito (María)

“We were offered the great opportunity to have an English tutor for one week. The teachers came from the U.S., Canada and England to teach us English. Thanks to God, I have had the opportunity twice to participate in this program. Fortunately, others from Cerro de Ortega participated as well. The course opens a big space to spend time with the group. When we share our experience with others, more students from Cerro de Ortega want to go. I think it’s a great opportunity to learn English from people who really speak English—and I enjoyed spending a week with them.”
– Leonel

“In my opinion, the English course was great! We spent time with people from other countries that helped us pronounce words that are difficult. It was so nice to be able to learn a language different from the one we already know. I also want to thank you all for how you took care of us. It made me feel like I was at home. Thank you for taking us to all these beautiful places. For me, the course was incredible and I am anxiously awaiting the one next year!”
– Susana

A percentage derived from the purchase of each box of GROW organic bananas is earmarked for the GROW Fund, which was created to allow Organics Unlimited and its customers to give back to the communities near Organics Unlimited’s banana farms. Without your purchases, opportunities like this would not be available for these children.

To learn more about participating in a Project Amigo English Tutoring week, click here. To donate or learn more about GROW by Organics Unlimited, please visithttp://donate.icfdn.org/.

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