JBEA Spelling Bee Contest — 2019
Tactic, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
On 24 May 2019, the John Bodoh English Academy hosted the first ever spelling bee competition in Tactic! The event was organized by Byron Cap (a GSSG graduate) and other volunteers from the Tactic area. The spelling bee’s main objectives were to reward local children for their hard work in learning the English language and encourage others to embrace education. The sponsors were the Guatemalan Student Support Group (GSSG), Importer Maryland, the Municipality of Tactic, and the COOPSAMA Cooperative. The contest was a great experience for the children and the community was excited about this new adventure.