"Fikile has my highest possible recommendation for selection of the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award. She provided an immediate, positive impact on our family and has become am extremely positive influence on other local school age children in Maryland. Her character and work ethic are upheld with the utmost integrity. Fikile’s incredible nature is best described as kind, gentile, giving, helpful, compassionate, and dedicated. She is a young, beautiful, mature woman eager to learn brand new things and experience life with the most incredibly positive attitude.
Specifically, in September 2003 our 3-yr-old started pre-school at Bay Montessori along with her 7-year old sister. Fikile naturally volunteered to be a teacher’s aide alongside a very experienced Montessori teacher. The principal and the lead teacher have come to depend on Fikile’s constant, kind and compassionate presence assisting them over 15 hours/week in any way needed in the classroom. At Christmas time, she was flooded with gifts of appreciation and wonderful letters from all of the students in her class thanking her for her volunteer work. Fikile has found a calling for teaching and will continue this volunteer work until she leaves. ." read more stories
- Christina, a Host Mom from Clements, MD
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