Time Capsule Letter
Hey Global Citizens,
We hope you are all happily settling in to your new/old lives at home! We miss you and wanted to send you an update from Las Canas. We completed the bottle houses and Alejandro’s family has moved in. Slow but sure, we finished up the walls and taught newcomer students to tackle problems. The base you set for us truly helped us in continuing this work. It was a great start to the spring!
We often reminisce on your sarcasm and maturity. You all surprised us with the way you tackled new and uncomfortable situations. Your thoughtful queries during discussions and work days show us the power you have to analyze your situation and respond in an appropriate and impactful way. Whether we were figuring out work strategies or enjoying a piña colada at the beach you all managed to convey true personality and caring.
Our little family turned out to be quite functional. Remember the night we went out to the starry beach? Or all the laughs we had with Junior and Loubens? We hope you can remember the moments you felt happy, uncomfortable, inspired, and determined. We hope you carry those memories with you and use them to empower you to stay globally engaged.
Reach out if you need anything!
Leslie, Marie, and Junior
P.S. Scooby is not so little anymore!
P.S.S. Don’t just put a bandaid on it… Get Stitches !
Saturday March 9, 2019
We have arrived in the Dominican Republic! We are excited to start new projects, meet new friends, and take in some sun. Stay tuned for updates!
Sunday March 10, 2018
Monday March 11, 2019
Today was an awesome day filled with all sorts of adventures. Today we climbed to the top of Brison, a nice little 3 mile hike. Although it started raining half-way through, we all toughed it out and finished the day strong…with sleepy eyes. TOTALLY WORTH IT!
-By Natasha and Isha
Tuesday March 12, 2019
Students from the Community Impact and Global Health tracks combined for a day of fun and sun! Today we went to Dudu Lagoon. Unfortunately the zipline was broken. But we still had fun swimming in the fresh water and playing volleyball. Later in the afternoon we went to Playa Preciosa. It was super beautiful and warm. Some students got pina coladas and bought souvenirs from vendors. – – – Happy 17th Birthday to Allison!
Leaders of the Day,
Julianna & Ameya
Wednesday March 13, 2018
Today we worked on a bottle house for a family of 5. We hammered up new wiring, sawed 2×4 woods, and organized some bottles. Tomorrow we are heading back to the same home to start putting down some cement.
Leader of the day,
The Community Impact group went to help Alejandro today. Everyone was very involved and worked well as a team. We got to know Alejandro, his sister Diana, and his two best friends Marcos and Louise even more than we did yesterday. We connected with them even more than before.
After dinner we had an inspiring reflection lead by Hilary and Leslie. We talked about our purpose here in the Dominican Republic and how we can influence and inspire our own community to help and improve our lives, as well as the lives of other citizens.
Leaders of the Day,
Jolie y Yasmin