Saturday March 30, 2019
The first day of this truly life changing experience opened our groups eyes more ways than we ever thought imaginable. Allowing everyone to engage in building a newly structured bottle house, eating new exotic foods, and successfully passing our swim tests made for one awesome day! We woke up for breakfast at 8:15 before leaving for our 20 minute walk through the rural community which we worked in.
Tuesday April 2, 2019
Wednesday April 3, 2019
We have just ended day 6 of our adventure abroad! This morning, we woke up and ate an awesome breakfast consisting of: eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, and fresh fruit. Then, we went to a local community to setup the medical brigade for locals to come and receive necessary medications and vitamins. We literally operated a hospital on our own! We had different sections of the brigade, including registration, vitals, interviews, doctor shadowing, pharmacy help, and data input.
After eating dinner around 7 PM, Hilary explained how we are able to stay involved with GLA, different volunteering opportunities, and what it means to be a global citizen. Each day we learn something new from our experiences and our leaders! We love this tropical island and don’t want to leave!
We all had non alcoholic pina coladas in pineapples while we soaked in the natural beauty of the beach. When we got back to the lodge, we went to the beach again and watched the sunset as we said our final goodbyes to the ocean. We then gave out our paper plate rewards, personalized for each student and our amazing mentors. We finished off the night by stargazing by the pool. Our final goodbyes tomorrow will be hard, but the amazing memories from this trip will last forever.
Olivia and Sarah