When Anthony graduated from our new high school specializing in computers last year, he wasn’t sure what to do next. Like most young graduates, he knew he needed a job and temporarily was employed by a blacksmith shop until he found something that was more in line with the technology certification he earned. After some time, Anthony was excited to accept a job offer from a local public school that invited him to be their computer teacher. He told us, “I really wanted a job where I could use the skills I developed. Although I was only given a week to organize my lessons and set up my classroom, Agua Viva prepared me well. I was ready on the first day of class.”
The public school where Anthony teaches is severely under-resourced. Although there are hundreds of students, the campus only has a few computers. Despite this shortcoming, remembering the creative teaching techniques his instructors employed, Anthony has been able to stretch these limited resources to engage his students.
Anthony shared, “Many of my students come from difficult backgrounds, and little by little they are starting to open themselves up to me. I’ve started praying for them as well. One of the best things Agua Viva taught me was to invest in others, and I believe that being a teacher is a great way to continue that legacy.”
Although Anthony originally planned to go to college to study to become an x-ray technician, he’s now thinking about changing his plans and getting a teaching degree at the university because he loves what he’s doing. No matter what he decides to do, he wants to continue investing in others so he can make a difference in their lives.
We’re proud of the work our students put into preparing for their future careers. Thank you for partnering with us to educate them in a Christian environment that helps them to better themselves, their families, and their communities!