At the beginning of 2020, EduMais lost an integral member of our team: Melina Meletakos.
Melina joined us as a volunteer English teacher in Rio in 2018. As well as teaching, she rewrote the curriculum for our English classes and continued volunteering online after she left Rio.
Before coming to Brazil, Melina taught English in Japan for many years, eventually writing curricula for schools there.
She fell in love with Brazil on a trip to South America in 2017. Rio quickly became a city close to her heart, and she knew she wanted to return soon after leaving.
By the next year, Melina was back and with a purpose. She began teaching English at EduMais where she quickly stepped up and became a lead teacher.