Bijuon Eric Jordan, 36, who has 14 years of teaching experience has this unique way to having his students who attend his English class at Frederick Douglass Academy in Brooklyn New York learn more about the world they live in.
Jordan who was born in Manhattan in New York City but was raised in Georgia, received the idea of teaching his students to expand their knowledge of the world outside of being in New York City by asking for donations from the internet sites like GoFundMe and other sites to revive the International Club to raise funds to take some of his students to nations like Spain which happened in 2017 and Japan in 2018.
Jordan became a school teacher in the New York City area after he graduated from college, Jordan was able to raise more than $42,000 dollars to take 10 students for a week visit to Spain in July of 2017.
Jordan has this goal to raise more than $58,000 dollars to take 18 students to visit Japan in July 2018 It is nice to see a school teacher who shows concern to his students to see what the world looks like outside of the neighborhoods.
The New York Daily News has Jordan as one of their nominee for the Hometown Hero Award.
It is shame that the tabloid television shows do not report these kinds of stories on this shows. I will give to Bijuon for coming back to his roots and making the world around him a lot better through his work as a teacher..
Great to hear about a teacher raising money to take his students on world trips. Its like an impossibly for NZ to do that, it would cost much more. However, if they could that would be great.
I can relate to that what those students must have felt looking forward to see another nation outside of their own. It is priceless to see other parts of the world.
I’ve always wanted to visit Japan
I can relate to that since one my dreams is to visit Costa Rica where my late dad and uncles are from originally.
Where do you live, if you don’t mind my asking
I live in Lake Charles Louisiana.
Costa Rica is right next door to you! Okay, it is a bit of a hike but you could totally go there…
I agree you do not read these stories in the news, thank you for sharing!
It just bugs me that negative stories are called entertainment these days.
I know, that is not entertainment, it is sad the state of things right now.
If one person hears a lie long enough, it becomes real.
Shared on Facebook, to get the word out! 😀
Thank you Windy for sharing the good word on Facebook.
Awesome post, Pizza Guy! 😀 This teacher has gone above and beyond and deserves the recognition <3
I know if I were living in the Big Apple, I would go on a trip to another country to learn new customs too.
This is awesome, I love stories like this!
My pleasure to share these kinds of stories on this site.