I  volunteered with Un Techo Para Mi País for two months while taking classes at La Herradura. Originally i was going to work in two of their programs, but due to a little bit of disorganization on their part and a lack of initiative on my part i only ended up working with the English-teaching program.

The people I worked with in the English-teaching program were very friendly and supportive. They made sure I was able to get to the teaching site on my own, provided me with teaching materials and were available for whatever questions I had. I taught English classes once a week and attended a handful of meetings and going-away-parties (for other volunteers) during my two months with Un Techo.

I had a lot of fun teaching my classes. The students I worked with were friendly and enthusiastic, though they had a really low level of English ability. I worked in a poor neighborhood that was over an hour bus ride from the school. At first, getting there was a bit intimidating, because i was worried about getting lost or being attacked by the hordes of stray dogs in that neighborhood–I am a little bit scared of dogs–but I never actually had any problems and Un Techo also offers classes at their office in the center of the city. Overall the experience was enjoyable and a good way to see parts of Uruguay that I otherwise would have completely missed.
Steve, USA     Thanks Steve to share your experience with us!  
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