This is the moment to honor our volunteerJohn StydBorrero Sotelo, who, with his service makes PLAYLEE possible.
This space was created to appreciate and encourage our volunteer educators;here we honor those volunteers that with their dedication and sacrifice have become educational reference points. For those that perform pedagogical acts visibly embodied in the proactive formation of sensitive and critical beings, capable of engaging constructively in their fulfillment and in the creation of a better world.
John Stydhas been involved with the Club YMCA Popayán for over 3 years. He has shown his willingness to serve others, to help and change the world. He has been involved with the Popayán PLAYLEE program from the very beginning; he has devoted his time and effort for the program, giving always his best in each class and showing his commitment with Club YMCA Popayán ideal. With time and effort he has become an outstanding, committed, loving and persevering volunteer.
Why you are a volunteer?
Above all is the wish to help, to contribute with something to the society, and bring a change to each person’s daily life.
What motivates you to be a volunteer?
I want something different for in my society. I want a change, so I work for it.
How does been a volunteer contributes with your personal growth?
Being a volunteer gives me a lot; I learn from all those people with whom I interact, I learn from other volunteers, from children, from their parents. From each child case I become aware of their reality and how I can help. It has helped me to become more disciplined, more human, more organized.
How do you contribute as a volunteer to the growth of the children form the PLAYLEE program?
First, I think the most important contribution is to provide them a bilingual education; I help them to develop their academic discipline, I contribute in their formation as human beings with a special emphasis in values. I think that we, all volunteers, are an example for the children of the program, we are a role model and we are also leaders. We as volunteers have proper training in leadership and we teach it in each class. The children from the PLAYLEE program receive not only bilingual education, but also they are receiving a leadership formation.
Do you have any Inspiring phrase that you would like to share with us?
I like and use several phrases, but there is one that is especially inspiring, it says “Some people dream with the success, and others make it happen” I think we all have the responsibility to make it happen, to succeed.