What is the program about?
In October 2019 we launched the Building Bridges Program with two elementary schools in Culiacán, Sinaloa and one middle school in Washington D.C., USA. Twice a month a team of Alcanza teachers and volunteers offered English classes to the students of Culiacán, which resulted in an exchange of handwritten letters between themselves and their counterparts in Washington D.C. Due to the current pandemic, we have had to adapt our strategies in order to continue this program. We are currently offering remote English classes via Zoom every Saturday to the same Culiacán students that we taught the previous year. We hope to continue building the connection between the two countries by transforming the concept of handwritten letters to a digital platform – international communication through email, WhatsApp, online blogs, and, eventually, videocalls.