One, two…tree! is a non-profit organization (or non-Government Organization – NGO) working on education in Central America. We introduce English classes to underprivileged primary school children in local public schools and with local non-profit organizations. We also conduct fundraising campaigns to promote specific educational projects or objectives.
The idea is simple. We cooperate with local school systems and organizations to use their premises and introduce free English classes using volunteers from all over the world. This allows us to reach a largest number of students at the lowest costs.
We are all volunteers. There is no other salary than our love for what we do and the satisfaction for the good work. Also, other organizations, companies and institutions help us at no cost.
We believe in education as a long-term investment to tackle poverty. We also believe that education is the best tool to combat intolerance, violence and aggression; prejudice, hatred, war, racism, sexism, indifference and ignorance.
Education creates the infrastructure for future economic development and growth that will provide many times more returns for the communities and countries that make this investment in their children.
We are aware of more urgent and dramatic needs in many countries in the developing world – security and hunger among them, however, we are taking the long-term approach to fighting poverty. We need to specialize to be most effective, therefore we are choosing teaching English.
We believe that the children are truly our future, and not just our future but the children are The Future! We believe that if we treat them well and teach them well, they will lead the way to a better day, a brighter day, a new day. We believe the children are humanity’s biggest and best resource for a better future. We believe teaching is the best gift one person can give to another (especially to children in the developing world).
Volunteering is based on giving. When you give your time, your skills, your efforts, your knowledge, your life…selflessly with no expectation of return, to help people most in need, it comes back to you tenfold in immeasurable ways!…. in happiness, joy, peace, love, understanding, and total quality of life! It is very rare that those who have worked as a volunteer do not feel like they have received much more than what they gave. That is why it is so hard for One, two…tree! volunteers to leave our projects in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Many have extended their stay, some have left and have returned, and a few may never leave!
With each tiny seed we plant in the minds and hearts of the children, we increase the possibility that these seeds of knowledge and understand will grow to become a great and mighty Tree of Knowledge – bearing much fruit and many, many more seeds for the future generations! One person can surely make a big difference! One, two…tree!
One, two…tree! is a non-profit organization (or non-Government Organization – NGO) working on education in Central America. We introduce English classes to underprivileged primary school children in local public schools and with local…
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|Volunteer English Teachers in Guatemala||Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala||June 28, 2019|