Brigadistas Embark on Literacy Brigade!
This weekend, 14 brigadistas head to El Salvador as part of the 2013 Literacy Brigade. These SHARE brigadistas are certainly full of mixed emotions: they are enthusiastic, empowered, and anxious to meet new friends and experience the massive changes that El Salvador is going through, politically, socially, and economically. As Elsie Serrano, a student at Eastern Michigan University, prepares to embark on this journey, she shares a few parting thoughts with us.
Why are you going on this Brigade?
I am going on the Literacy Brigade because I believe that literacy is a human right and that it is an essential tool for people to empower themselves and improve their lives. I am excited about the opportunity to participate in the Literacy Brigades and to witness SHARE’s [along with MINED and CIDEP] efforts first hand.
Why is it important for you to connect with El Salvador?
My family moved to the United States from El Salvador in the 1970’s and for this reason I am eager to give back to the country and the people in any way possible. After learning about El Salvador’s history in class, I am passionate about its future. El Salvador and the United States have always had close ties so I believe it is important to strengthen these connections through solidarity and programs such as SHARE’s literacy brigade. Read More »