Meet Dario Alvarez, a DI from Colombia

 

“Working as a Development Instructor in Mozambique was a life-changing experience,” says Dario Alvarez Castro, a 25-year old engineering student from Colombia. “It gave more meaning to all of my life projects and convinced me of the importance of putting my engineering skills into practice through community work. It was also important for my personal growth.”

Dario did his DI training at the United States after which he travelled for his 6-month practice period to the ADPP Teacher Training College in Tete, Mozambique. While the challenges in Colombia and Mozambique are similar, working closely with a local community in responding to their specific needs also brings up differences. “In this sense, working in Mozambique was an eye-opener,” Dario admits. “Not only did it clear any doubts about education being the most important area in development – it also made me realize the importance of recognizing and building on existing human capacities.”

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Meet Dario Alvarez, a DI from Colombia