After several months of travel with her husband, Caroline Robertson showed up at the doorstep of the SB offices looking for a volunteer placement and a way to get involved. Below is a short snippet from a blog post that she wrote for her partner organization, Yo Voy a Ti.

“After volunteering at a small rural school in the more affluent Chile, my honeymoon took my hubby and I across the desert border to return to a country I visited seven years ago. A place I recall being full of politics, protests, poverty, inequality and charm: ‘Bolivia la Linda’.  I chose to work on another educational project because I believe education can be the route out of poverty.  It’s also what I do best.  I chose Bolivia because, in a country with twice the population of Scotland, half are below the national poverty line.”

“Although impact may be tricky to measure, particularly for NGOs, I believe the Yo Voy A Ti charity is certainly impacting on the communities in which it operates.  Giving skilled volunteers free reign to develop their chosen project potentially allows each individual to make a difference.  In my case, I have seven years’ experience of community and mainstream, public and charity teaching, both at home and overseas. Here I have a fantastic opportunity to get the classes further established, resourced and attended.  The aim is to leave behind a functioning, sustainable English school that the next teachers can continue to build up without the need for much financial input.”

Click here to continue reading and learn more about Caroline and her work at Yo Voy a Ti.