Resiliency in the Pueblo

Angelica Richardson is a Returned Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer who served in a pueblo in Magdalena, Colombia. - Resiliency in the pueblo Throughout my service, I’ve had difficult moments like other volunteers. I found myself struggling to cope because I did not have the available coping options as I did in the States. … Continue reading Resiliency in the Pueblo

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Strong Friendships

Angelica Richardson is a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Magdalena, Colombia. - To me, friendship is pure happiness that is rooted in mutual respect and admiration.  Every time I look at pictures that have me with Nazly or Claudia, I see those things. These are the two women that … Continue reading Strong Friendships

How I Regained My Lost Confidence

Angelica before and after

Angelica is a Practical English for Success (PES) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Magdalena, Colombia. -        Ask yourself what has changed? What do you think caused yourself to feel this way?      Do the research. What have other people done with similar problems?      Try until something works. For me, I noticed that my self-confidence took … Continue reading How I Regained My Lost Confidence

The Importance of Diversity

So it popped into my head that I could contribute more than just translating and providing internet resources for Semana Cultura at my school. The idea came to me “How about I teach the kids a dance?” I started to think, “OK, what dance? It has to be something school appropriate.” Then I thought of … Continue reading The Importance of Diversity