The Empowerment through English Initiative (EEI) was founded by the efforts of Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc, a Non-Profit in Orlando, FL, in collaboration with our partner foundations in cities across Colombia, Nicaragua, and Ecuador. The idea of this collaboration is to find a candidate to motivate the youth from these countries to become global citizens by learning a second language. With English becoming the most popular global language, children exposed at a young age have greater opportunity for success in the future.This program was established to create a once in a lifetime opportunity for the chosen volunteer, as well as, the children whom they will serve.
Serving in the EEI gives volunteers the opportunity to give back to a community in need all while being supported financially. Given the support and collaboration with the nonprofit, volunteers are able to teach a new language, immerse themselves in a new country and culture, and improve their career and leadership skills.
Who we look for: Individuals who are passionate about education equality and demonstrate leadership potential. We believe that those who embody passion, humility and the drive to make a difference will make excellent teachers.
Some of the qualities of a good applicant include:
Must be bilingual. Fluent in English and Spanish.
Understanding of different communities and believing in the potential of all children.
Strong achievement in academic, vocational, volunteering and/or personal settings.
Demonstrates strong leadership skills.
Commitment to short-term and long-term goals.
Respect for diversity and multicultural settings.
Excellent organizational skills, time management and planning.
Will represent the mission and vision of both Children Beyond our Borders and our Partner Foundations.