Friday, May 10, 2013

peacecorps:

“When a student sees a postcard sent from a faraway place and realizes it’s addressed to them, it sparks an enthusiasm for learning English that the textbooks don’t match. Even my least motivated students will call me aside to help them decipher new words and phrases.”

- Peace Corps Volunteer Matthew Borden, who is teaching students in his Indonesian community English with the help of postcards through a project he calls Postcards to Java

I think this is brilliant and beyond words. Honestly, receiving something as simple as a postcard can lighten a day up like you wouldn’t believe and to do that for a complete stranger, motivating them to achieve a task that even adults would have difficulty with, is beautiful.

Notes

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    I think this is brilliant and beyond words. Honestly, receiving something as simple as a postcard can lighten a day up...
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    What a charming idea !