Olancho Aid Spotlight: Krista Garcia
University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) in Tegucigalpa
When did you join Olancho Aid?
I joined OAF on January 2017.
How did you first hear about Olancho Aid?
Well, I graduated from Instituto Cardenal Rodriguez, so I’ve been part of OAF since I was eleven years old, first as a student and now as a teacher. My siblings also graduated from Cardenal Rodriguez and Santa Clara Elementary and High School.
What is your role at Olancho Aid?
I’m a first grade teacher.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part is definitely being with my kids and spending time with them. I think it is amazing how much I can learn from them. They mean a lot to me and it’s really important for me to de my best for them.
Do you have a favorite memory of your time at Olancho Aid?
I really enjoyed the annual OAF dinner, because it was my first time in an event like that. It was fun to hang out with the volunteers and to meet the board of directors. And I always enjoy spending time with my coworkers, so that was a good night for me.
What is the funniest thing a student has ever said?
Since my students are still little kids, some of them can’t pronounce some Spanish words properly so I think it is really funny when they say “tapalon” instead of pantalón, and a kid once said “tracacha” instead of catracha. I find these mistakes so cute and funny.
How would you describe your class?
I love my class; my kids are sweet and loving and we work really well together.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I love laughing and when I’m nervous or stressed I just start laughing at everything.