Meet Marija Veljkovic, part of our phenomenal network of international educators through our Global One to One youth program. Marija was selected to visit Albuquerque as a delegate in the English Access – Serbia program in 2018 under the Open World program, administered by the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL). Upon returning to her home country, she was inspired to continue to build relationships with New Mexico by engaging her own students in our international pen pal letter exchange program with their American peers.
Marija is a passionate educator who herself is always in the process of learning. In her own words she shares, “Encouraging students to see beyond, to appreciate and cherish differences, nurture their natural inclinations toward the independence of opinions and creativity, to support and tolerate, to enrich their cultural beings…. These are some parts of the backbone of the Access (Serbia) program and Global One to One organization.”
Click here to read the full essay written by Marija about her experience in New Mexico with Global One to One, her professional journey, and what inspires her to make a difference in the field of education!