The following is an artistic look into the day… HOLMES
Today we started our CAP
It was exciting, couldn’t take no naps
We split into groups to get wood and paint
Just giving money, that’s something we ain’t
Started at the wood store, got loads of planks
We left the store, Glimpsers flank by flank
Got some paint in buckets and pails
San Francisco’s see-saw made for some wails
A Glimpser almost fell down with a crash
That see-saw is basically trash
IF THIS IS CENSORED WE WILL FILE A COMPLAINT
Today was the first day of our CAP here in Nicaragua. It was known as the “Discovery Day” in which we were tasked with organizing the construction of furniture and the purchasing of our resources. The day actually started late last night as we began creating lists and groups to divide up the tasks that we needed to complete. We decided that our final project would consist of us painting a mural, as well as building two tables, a cabinet, and a sign for the students at Sor Maria Romero, our partner school.
We woke up at a healthy 6:30 in order to get an early start on the day. After eating a tasty meal of gallo pinto and eggs, we met with our community managers about gathering all of the materials that we would need for the following day. We split up into three groups: the Wood Group, the Paint Group, and the Artistic Group. The Wood Group was tasked with traveling to a nearby store and working with the artisans there to draw up schematics. The Paint Group walked to a nearby paint store to buy painting supplies for our murals. At the same time, the Artistic Group remained at the hostel and drew up designs for our table tops.
Everything went very smoothly, and we were given some free time before lunch as a result. Lunch was an assortment of chicken, pasta, and gallo pinto. Directly following lunch, we drove to Sor Maria Romero with all of the supplies that we had purchased. When we arrived, we were greeted by the young students as they embraced us with open arms. After deliberating with several school personnel, we once again split up to prepare for day 2 of our CAP, Design.
Upon returning to El Castillo, we prepared for our Appreciation Seminar, in which we give thanks to all those who donated money to Global Glimpse so that we could all get scholarships. After writing our first drafts, we prepared for our penultimate day of English tutoring while eating a dinner of torta de pollo and gallo pinto. Tutoring was a success as every group has started to make serious progress in regards to conversational learning and the applied practice of the English language.
Finally, we had our nightly meeting in which we passed the torch to the next leader, (Savage) Sara. We all hope that tomorrow will run as smoothly as today, so that we may finish all of our projects before the week ends.
Sincerely, ARG and the Goon Squad.