Olancho Aid Spotlight: Carlos Membreño
Hometown: Erandique Lempira, Honduras
University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH)
When did you join Olancho Aid?
I joined Olancho Aid on January 25th, 2017.
How did you first hear about Olancho Aid?
A friend of mine was hired first and he told me there was a teaching position available at Olancho Aid at CEBSC.
What is your role at Olancho Aid?
I am a math teacher currently at IBSC. I am aware that part of my job is to inspire students to look beyond the pages of the textbook in order to become problem solvers and critical thinkers.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My very favorite part of my job is spending time with students, and something else I enjoy is seeing that my students are doing well and that they are enjoying learning.
Do you have a favorite memory of your time at Olancho Aid?
I remember working and getting ready for the ‘’Feria Catracha 2017’’ (Honduran fair 2017) with my sixth grade students. It was a lot of work but the good part was that we won first place, and of course the children enjoyed it and learned. So I remember them celebrating such a great triumph.
What is the funniest thing a student has ever said?
It was time to introduce a new topic, so I told the class, ‘’today we are going to go over the food chain’’ and one the kids said I know what that is, ‘’comida china’’ (Chinese food) he said.
How would you describe your class?
My class can be described in three words: interesting, challenging and amazing.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I quite often smile after the picture has been taken.