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Archive for the ‘Staff' Category

In Search of Volunteer: Permaculture or Urban Gardening Expert Needed

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Spanish students and teachers in front of Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Read our latest post about Permaculture and about what we’re doing at Habla Ya to change the world… and then join us too! Climate change. Inequality. Malnutrition. Corruption. Unsustainable development. A broken system. Divided communities. Access to potable water, quality education and affordable health care. And the list could go on and on. These are…

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Interview with Mitzila Vega, Habla Ya’s Academic Director

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Mitzila Vega with two of her Spanish students during a visit to Mi Jardin es su Jardin in Boquete, Panama

Here at Habla Ya, we’ve always believed in promoting from within. We generally recruit fresh out of university, looking for individuals who strive for excellence, in whom we see the potential to grow into the leaders who’ll keep us on the path of being Latin America’s most prestigious network of Spanish schools. Habla Ya’s teachers…

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Interview with Lorena Pitti, Habla Ya Boquete’s School Director

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Here at Habla Ya, we are very lucky to have a strong team of directors leading the schools. For me, our Boquete School Director, Lorena Pitti, is an example of a great leader. I’ll be honest. It’s not easy to find good leaders. The top-down employee hierarchy and rote memorization taught in the public schools…

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Interview with Ericka Tapia, Habla Ya’s Academic Director

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It takes a lot of courage, planning, passion and dedication to lead Habla Ya’s Academic Department. Thankfully our fearless Academic Director, Ericka Tapia, is perfect for the role and keeps everything in tip-top shape. We create an environment in which only the best people fit and Ericka does just that to makes sure that our…

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Interview with Volunteer Director at Habla Ya Bocas del Toro

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If you’ve “liked” our facebook page, you may have seen our occasional job openings, either as a Language Travel Consultant or as a Volunteer Director and Front Desk Assistant. You may have wondered whether you fit the profile, or you may have asked yourself whether this is something you had the guts to do. It…

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