I just arrived home from my trip to Bangladesh and I really wish to thank you for the great experience. I am very impressed with the program.
In the past, I have worked with other organizations in other developing countries and although well intentioned they are often rather disorganized or marginally effective.
However, in the case of your school, I was astounded at how well organized it is and how genuinely committed your staff is. All of them!
Over the few weeks I spent, I became good friends with most of the staff (teachers and cleaners alike) and with plenty of the kids. I had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun. I think it will be a great advantage to these students to grow up speaking English and also to have interaction with “outsiders”. It should boost their confidence and by extension their job prospects in the world and their future.
As you know, Bangladesh people (especially women) at first seem very shy but have a natural warmth and vitality and it was great for me to see these children open up to me easily and confidently speaking in English. We had a lot of fun.
If you wish, please use me as a referral should you need it. I hope I can return again soon!!