Become a Teacher
“What’s the fastest way to change the world? Teach.” -a former Destino teacher
Destino del Reino is looking for native English speakers who will volunteer a minimum of 1-2 years to teach at its private bilingual school right outside of Siguatepeque, Honduras. While the majority of the area’s bilingual schools cater to the richest citizens’ children, Destino has a different angle: the poorest of the poor. Please prayerfully consider making a difference in Central America by training these future leaders and missionaries.
How does it work?
Volunteers raise approximately $450/month (plus their air fare) to cover rent and living expenses in Siguatepeque.
How long is the school year?
The school year begins in late August and runs through early June each year. Teachers enjoy 2 weeks off in December and 1 week at Easter.
What sort of previous training is required?
This might sound startling, but sometimes none! Destino has had English teachers from a variety of backgrounds – several with no teaching training at all! A Bachelor’s degree in Education or Spanish is recommended, but not required. Of the 4 English teachers for the 2009-2010 school year, one majored in Music Education and another in Political Science. Destino considers the willingness to faithfully get creative for Christ to be more important than having a certain major on your side.
If you are an interested Christian candidate, please fill out our Teacher Application form.
What is it Like?
Being a teacher at Destino Del Reino has been a rewarding, yet challenging experience. Before coming down to Honduras, I really had no idea what I was getting into, nor did I speak any Spanish whatsoever. In addition, my specialty is in Music Education, not ESL. Therefore, as you can imagine, I felt very unqualified for the job. Fortunately, I was wrong. It is true that the Lord equips those whom He calls, and He doesn’t only call the equipped. After a couple of weeks of training, and a LOT of praying, I found the experience to be a great challenge that I feel quite successful in. The students are kids that I will never forget, and nothing is more rewarding than training up young people in the ways of the Lord while giving them useful skills at the same time. I encourage anyone feeling a pull from the Lord to step out in faith into this one-of-a-kind experience.
- Nathaniel & Mallori Diener