Author: LeBard, George
A School for Others is a personal memoir about volunteering with the Peace Corps in Belize, Central America. Stories of personal growth, unintentional altruism and true love unravel in action-filled adventures and historical accounts. LeBard chronicles his five years in a Mayan village during transformative times not just for himself but also for Belize. While this tiny Caribbean country struggles with globalization and a newly-achieved independence, drug wars and American TV infiltrate village life. One day LeBard discovers an abandoned school in the jungle. This sparks his vision of developing a school for the "other" kids who wouldn't ordinarily have the privilege of attending secondary school.
About the Author
George LeBard is the author of various technical works including "Small Projects Assistance over Ten Years in Peace Corps Belize," and "Project MANA's high Altitude Gardening Manual." In other lives he has worked as a chef, Peace Corps volunteer, associate Peace Corps director, teacher, and school administrator. Currently he is the director of a food pantry in Lake Tahoe, Nevada where he lives with his wife and three sons. His honors and awards include "Collaborator of the Decade," from the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, "Top ten of those who make a difference," from the Tahoe World newspaper, and the "George LeBard Scholarship fund," started by the government of Belize and the United States Peace Corps Belize. His goal is to be on the beach writing for a living in some tropical paradise.
Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (August 13, 2010)