Grace: Teacher visits Thailand to help Myanmar refugees in Omaha
Betsy Hoefer, right, a teacher at Monroe Middle School, recently returned to Omaha after a reciprocal teaching opportunity in Thailand. She was working last week with Pawlew Paw, 12, left, and Rosalin Htoo, 14, in an English as a second language class at Howard Kennedy Elementary School.
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 12:00 am
This is how far Omaha teacher Betsy Hoefer was willing to go to help her refugee students from Thailand.
A plane ride to the other side of the globe. A pickup truck ride into the jungle. An hour's walk daily from the village where she stayed for three weeks to two schools where she taught English.
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Monday, July 22, 2013 12:00 am.