Looking for ex-pat speakers to talk with student group..
First off, happy Semana Santa to everybody!!
Non-political, non-religious, US NGO looking to broaden the minds of our student groups. ( usually a dozen or so students in December and July ) We'd like to hire two people for a half-day sit down/question and answer/discussion session. We'll pay you for your time and we'll provide transportation. We could even come to you and your community if that made sense, .Looking for anybody who has lived in Nica for a good bit and who can share their perspectives about the good and not so good about Nica and US culture.This would be an opportunity for you to share your knowledge and compare the cultures.
Our students spend 10 days in Nica working with older Nica youths in a collaborative project. We don't go to Nica to "help"( although we do plenty of that, it's not our focus). Our mission is to help US kids as much as we help young Nicas, and we do this by trying to understand the good and bad in the two cultures. While Nicas may lack opportunity, many US kids squander opportunity. While many young Nicas lack money, many in the US waste money....in short, young Nicas have no monopoly on challenges.
Though our organization is involved in various types of development work, our main interest is in developing the minds of young people. That's where you come in. If you think you might have something to say that could help students see themselves and their cultures in a more enlightened way, we'd love to hear from you.
There are no requirements for this other than solid experience/time living in Nica, and a commitment to being open minded. We are looking for somebody who has their own opinions but who enjoys talking about the pros and cons of other views. We want to know what you think but we also want to know what others may think.
If this sounds like something that might interest you, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I think this could be a lot of fun for the right person/people - and a win/win all 'round. Gracias. Chris