Today we were supposed to wake up at 8:00am but everyone decided to wake up at 7 instead so we could have more time working at the Casa de la Juventud. We had breakfast on the go and arrived at la Casa de la Juventud at 8:15 where everyone immediately got to work putting the finishing touches on the walls, the library, and the murals that we decided to paint on the walls. The events committee left once again to gather all the necessary materials that we needed for the event. They got crackers, Dinos, ham, cheese, sodas, plates, and napkins.
Everyone was critical about whether we could finish the CAP project with the short amount of time we had; however, around 1pm everything seemed to come together. We hosted an event to showcase all of our hard work. Everyone who attended the event seemed very pleased with finished product. Juan Carlos was our host and he made a touching speech to everyone about how we executed everything they were looking for. The speech made us glimpsers feel very welcomed in the city of Constanza. A representative of the Japanese community presented a poem to us and we were very inspired by his words along with the passion he portrayed, hopefully his poem motivated the youth of Constanza to join la Casa de la Juventud and expand their knowledge and creativity. Some of our fellow glimpsers also participated in the ceremony and sang our national anthem. Paola, one of our ambassadors, also participated in the event by singing the national anthem of the Dominican Republic. We had a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the new and improved Casa De la Juventud. Then we switched to the actual tour of the place for all of our guests and they went into La Casa De la Juventud to glance at the new and improved library, murals, and the overall, transformed space of the actual building. We offered sodas, crackers, ham, cheese, Dinos, and mini cupcakes to all of those that attended our event. Overall, our ceremony was very successful and everyone was impressed. We had a very memorable time.
After a long day of hard work, we gathered our things and headed back to Dilenia’s for a Self Reflection. We reflected on the CAP project as a whole and came to the conclusion that all of our work was done with a lot of passion and commitment. All of the glimpsers were very satisfied with how the project turned out. We worked as a whole and exemplified our team work skills. Everyone helped each other in all areas and that’s how we managed for our vision to come to life. We planned exactly for what we wanted our CAP project to turn out as and we delivered it in the two days we were given. This event not only showcased our hard work, it also showed the impact global glimpse has had on the community, from having our English students attend the event to leaving a sustainable project that the future jovenes de Constanza could use to change their lives in a positive way. We came to an agreement that CAP was one of most hardworking, hands-on activities of the whole trip and it left the community with a positive outlook on what global glimpse is really about. It opened the eyes of the community and got more people interested in partnering with Global Glimpse!