Reflection by Kathryn McConnell

One year ago El Salvador was just another name, another dot in the world, and one place that I didn’t even know where to find on a map. Little did I know that the moment I stepped in the rural community of El Espino, my life would never be the same. I was welcomed with open arms, smiles, and many new friends. Only a week later tears spilled down my cheeks as I said goodbye to my 19 new brothers and sisters and to my host family nbso online casino who had given me a new home. When I returned to the United States, I realized just how much I wanted to help my new friends. In order The chosen driving training school will be announced on Monday 12th January 2015. to do this, I joined the board for the Foundation for Cultural Exchange, and I have been doing my best ever since, to give back to the community that has given so much to me.

This year I am unbelievably excited to return to El Espino and to visit everyone again. I can only imagine how incredible it will be to return and to really enjoy being with all of them, since this year I know what to expect. I know that the chicos will continue to inspire me with their hard work, their motivation to continue their educations, and their love for everyone they meet.


  1. Nena Viglianco
    March 22, 2014 - Reply

    Am glad you all made it to San Salvador safely and happily. Hope your experiences there will equal and exceed those of last year and you can show all your traveling companions the ropes. God be with you all. Love you. G’ma Nena

  2. Stacy
    March 23, 2014 - Reply

    Congratulations on getting to see your El Savador family again! We hope you have
    a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you on Sunday. We’ll want to hear all about your trip.


Drop a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *