July 8, 2014
This morning was just a typical Global Glimpse Grenada trip morning:
We woke up at 7, the normal wake up time
We then ate Breakfast from 8-9, which is also the normal breakfast time.
After our morning routine, we then had a seminar about our upcoming Community Action Project (our community service project), which we will be doing at a senior living home. During our seminar, we discussed the needs of the home, and applied the Global Glimpse CAP formula to our ideas: Feasibility+Need+Personal Passion+Community Engagement=Impact.
Glimpsers are eager to learn about what the Community Action Project is all about
One of things that we did during our CAP (Community Action Project) seminar was to write (on a poster) one skill that each Glimpser could contribute to our CAP. In this photo, one Glimpser writes their skill on the poster
Our final skills poster. The checks represent that another Glimpser has the same skill
The needs of the Senior Home that we came up with. The numbers represent the extent to how this fits the CAP equation on a scale of 1-3 one being the lowest to 3 being the highest. As you can see, maintenance to the chicken coop was the most needed for the home.
Based on their skills, each Glimpser then sorted themselves into a sub category for the type of work that they could do the best.
Glimpsers Mara and Kailaa share some great ideas with their group
After the Seminar, we then walked several blocks to the house of Luis Mora, a Sandinista Veteran. He talk to us about the political history of Nicaragua and his experience in the revolution.
Glimpsers take a break in the middle of their long walk to Luis’s house
Luis Mora and Valeska, our In Country coordinator. (Luis was her uncle)
Glimpsers eagerly listen to Luis’s stories
Glimpser Alejandro asks a critical question to Luis about the war
After listening to Luis, we then took a public bus back to the hostel.
Boarding the Bus
Glimpsers posing for a photo on the bus
View from my seat on the bus
Glimpser Jada looks happily out the window at the sights of Granada
After that, we had lunch and then a Politics Day seminar. During that seminar, we discussed the current political situation in Nicaragua. We also read an article about Daniel Ortega, the current president of Nicaragua
Part of the article we had to read
After the seminar, we had free time. During that time, we watched part of the FIFA world cup. Many of us were shocked by the great loss of Brazil to Germany .
Several Glimpsers eagerly watch Brazil play Germany in the World Cup
Part of the game, as viewed from our Hostal TV
After Free Time, we then proceeded to plan for our English classes that night. My teaching group teach an advanced group of students, so we decided to teach the past, present and future to our students.
Planning our Curriculum
We then ate dinner and proceeded to our English School.
Our empty classroom waiting for students
Our lesson plan for tonight
Our class roster for today
Glimpser Anna and Glimpser Martin teaching by acting
The group teaching
Whenever a student needs help, Glimpser Maria is there to help
Glimpsers must always be prepared for any last minute changes
A student writes about making rice and beans using their new knowledge
We then walked back to our Hostal and then had our nightly meeting. I then ended the day by handing over my Leader of the Day position to someone else….
The possible next leader of the day????????????????