¡Hola a todos!
We can’t believe it’s already been a while since our program ended! Do you remember hauling those not so light adobe bricks across the school yard in Chinchero? It was difficult work at times, but it is important to remember that our time at the school did make an impact. With the money donated, book stands were purchased and will continue to be put to good use for years to come. The greenhouse will serve as a way for the students to continue to make money to further aid with the purchase of school supplies and other necessities. Has that experience continued to give you a new perspective when returning to school at home? We certainly hope so.
Do you remember the incredible views from Machu Picchu? The weaving workshop and trying cuy? The trek with just about every sort of weather pattern imaginable (thank you, Pachamama)? Including the time when we woke up to freshly fallen snow during our stay in Qenco and had an impromptu snowball fight? Do you miss all of the soup and other delicious meals from Guillermo? Have you tried to incorporate Peruvian recipes into your diet? And spending time entertaining Luana? What about all of the llamas, alpacas and dogs we admired (from a safe distance, of course)? All of those experiences made for a program full of surprises and opportunities to grow.
We hope you are all doing well. Continue to remember, reflect upon and share your stories of Peru and of those you’ve connected with on the trip. Keep growing, learning and pursuing your passions. ¡Hasta luego!
Sofia, Brian and Ellen