Edgar Rodriguez, 22, of San Elizario, Texas, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Madagascar on June 25 to begin training as a secondary education English teacher as part of the community’s TEFL teaching program. Rodriguez will work at the community level to teach English at the high school and middle school level. He will also work with local English teachers to improve their English skills, share different teaching techniques, and develop new materials in the classroom.
“I previously applied to serve in Vanuatu and was momentarily being considered until being denied,” Rodriguez said. “Thereafter, I decided not to quit and gave it another try. My efforts weren’t in vain, and when I received my invitation to serve in Madagascar I was genuinely taken aback. I could not believe I was reading the words ‘you will join hundreds of thousands of Americans who have answered the call to service and made a difference in communities around the world.’” Continue reading “San Elizario, Texas, native begins Peace Corps service in Madagascar”