June 27 – July 10, 2015
To my strong women and gentleman from GLA Building Healthy Villages 2015,
I hope that this letter finds you well and that is it a lovely break from college applications, studying for class, or just a nice reminder of our time together this past summer. I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since we were hanging out in Dzita-Agbledomi constructing a sexy composting toilet.
It feels like just yesterday we were jumping into that giant pit to dig out sand while fending off the children who thought you were live jungle gyms. Despite that minor distraction, you all managed to complete the toilet a day ahead of schedule! You even had time to complete a mural and your artistic ability shone through and you left behind a beautiful treat for Meet Me There’s guests
I want to thank you all for your positive energy and enthusiasm and for being open to all of the amazing learning opportunities around you and all of the new friendships you were able to forge. I was so impressed with the level of maturity you all had and the intelligent conversations we shared as a group whether talking about water and sanitation or Disney princesses. You all showed such respect for one another that I have great faith that you will all go on to do great things.
Working with you all was such an honor this summer and I am so happy I got to share this experience with you.
I hope to meet you all again soon!
July 14 – July 27, 2015
Julia, Jouke, Yili, Jack, and Matt. You successfully completed the construction of a composting toilet for a family in the Dzita community and that is a pretty big deal. Your ability to integrate with the local community impressed us and was much appreciated by everyone on staff.
You all were excellent at sports(wo)men and it was a pleasure to spend the afternoons tossing around a soccer ball or embroiled in what sometimes became heated volleyball matches!
Thank you for showing such respect and maturing during cultural events whether showing your artistic ability making batiks or dancing at a funeral
I have faith you will go on to do great things and thank you for sharing this summer with GLA.