My names Christina Banh and I have been leader for the day of June 20th. Our theme today was working on our Community Action Project (CAP). So far, we have been over the processes of this project such as executing the 3 D’s, which are Discovery, Design, and Delivery. As Global Glimpse participants we have spent the past three weeks in the Dominican Republic venturing through the different towns and communities. We have learned about different life styles, work ethics, and opportunities of the people throughout our surroundings. Through these discoveries we have painted a picture in our head on our similarities as well as differences, and we have used these resources to help us design our Community Action Project. In our designs we wish to give the people a sense of what they need and not what they want, and our thoughts are shown as we start our step in delivering our designs as the days are ending in our visit to Dominican Republic. With these projects we wish to in-still stability and strong ethics to keep the people of San Juan motivated to keep developing their communities.
Our morning started off with some breakfast at our hostel and a quick program seminar to get us started and pumped as our day progressed. In this seminar, we developed and improved our designs for our communities according to the input given to us by the Global Glimpse leaders, coordinators, and supporters. Along with improving, we also had the opportunity after an hour and a half of planning to venture out with a group of people to get supplies for this project, which was executed today and will continue tomorrow. We have two projects to deliver as well as english planning, teaching, and other tasks on top of it. Because of our busy schedules for the past week, we have been on edge and snapping but as a group that has bonded for the past three weeks, we have something bigger than stress that keeps us together and going. We get serious when work needs to be done and we get it done but we also know that sometimes we have to let it go and be open-minded because others may have more things on their mind than others. Overall, I believe the Community Action Project has and will continue to help our Global Glimpse group personally, including the participants, our Global Glimpse leaders, and coordinators, to grow as a whole and to depend on one another during the toughest times.
We wish to achieve our goals by relating, involving, and understanding the people of these communities, but in order to do so we must also believe and put trust on each others decisions and inputs. The next few days are going to be stressful, but personally, I believe that we will benefit from the obstacles we have and will face. We all had a lot of exciting moments today and we wish to continue our projects with an open-mind as our days in the Dominican Republic come to a close.