“My motivation in relation to coming to Palestine and participating in the Teach English, Speak Arabic program is to share knowledge and experiences with the Palestinian people. I am altruistic and whilst I am teaching, volunteering or helping people, I experience great pleasure and life satisfaction. As such, working at the Excellence Center and with the local community is very appealing and interesting.
I believe the way forward in life is through the acquisition of knowledge and direct experience. Consequently, I want to share my knowledge of the English language and English speaking culture. I have lived in Canada, Britain and Poland for extended periods of time; subsequently, I can share both North American and European culture.
Furthermore, I wish to move forward in life through the acquisition of the Arabic language and experiential knowledge of Palestinian culture. If I had to classify my motivation in one word, it would be empowerment. I want to empower people and be empowered by the transfer of our language, culture, history, and life; with the aim of making great friends for life.” Mohammed from Canada