Hey everyone! It’s Anmol and Garima writing to you from Constanza. It’s ‘Day 14’ and today we woke up bright and early at 7:00 am. We ate a delicious breakfast, which consisted of pancakes, bread, eggs, and locally grown fruit (pineapple & watermelon).
Today was originally supposed to be another day to complete our CAP Project. However, due to everyone’s effort and hard work, we were able to complete our CAP Project a day early allowing us to share quality time with the community members in Cañada de Las Palmas, especially the kids. We went to Cañada de Las Palmas at 9:00 am and stayed until 12:00. There we played basketball, did face painting, played cards and dominoes, and danced. Everyone had a blast. It was really special getting to know the kids, as they were all very excited for us to be there and beyond welcoming. We ended our time at the community with a highly anticipated water balloon fight. It was a bittersweet moment, as we had to say our final goodbyes shortly after.
After the community, we came to the hotel where we enjoyed our lunch. Next, we had around 2 hours of free time to relax, pack, and get ready for our last English Tutoring Session. Around 3:50 pm we headed to tutoring with our favorite bus driver Bryan! (All of us absolutely love Bryan for many reasons. He even went out of his way to get us all some very yummy chocolate!) We all had a great time tutoring. Many of the students gave us personal letters and drawings, making the last class with them even more special. English Tutoring helped many of us create unforgettable bonds. It’s crazy how close we got to our student in just a few sessions. After class ended, many of us took pictures so we could remember this moment forever.
We walked back from tutoring to a celebratory Thanksgiving themed dinner at our hotel. The point of having a Thanksgiving themed dinner was to give thanks to each and every Glimpser for all their efforts in the community action project. Our Program Coordinators, Silvi and Fabi, did a great job putting it all together. They made sure we knew all our hard work didn’t go unnoticed.
After dinner, everyone decided to have a little fun. We all danced to music after dinner. It was a great experience! Everyone was laughing and enjoying the moment, which was great to see. We’re glad that all the Glimpsers have gotten so close and feel so comfortable in each other’s presence. We are one big happy family!
As this trip comes to an end, we are very thankful to have learned and experienced the things that we have. It was honestly a very educational and eye-opening journey.
P.S. – Happy 13thbirthday to Garima’s brother, Yash! Garima misses you and hopes to see you soon.
Anmol and Garima
What an exciting day you guys. Looks super fun.
Thank you for your wishes!
P.S. I know garima was waiting for this so I wanted to let her know that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving got traded to the Brooklyn nets and Andre Iguadala to the Memphis grizzlies.
From Garima’s brother
Lucky that you guys finished early, and it’s good y’all finished before leaving. I’m sure it was a lot of work, but I know it was a lot of fun plus it was important to the community. Enjoy your final days while it lasts and keep making memories because you’re going to miss it. If you guys want, tomorrow night as the last night together, play music and sing your hearts out together like my group did.
Constanza C2A GGs, you’re in the home stretch! Sounds like it was an awesome day. I bet those kiddos are really going to miss you. I really hope that you guys take the bonds/friendships you’ve made, true “time well spent” (especially with no technology distractions!!!) and stay in touch and remain close after this is all over.
Zoe, please take the 💰 money that you have left and give it to Fabi and Silvi to be donated to a Constanza community center in need. I trust they will make this happen.
We can’t wait to see you. Only a few more days, yipeeeee! Love you so much. Mom & Dad
Lovely post! Glad everyone had fun today
Tara and Cynthia Have a great day tomorrow and we are waiting to hear of all your adventures!
The birds and tortoises and dog miss you both, as do we!
Garima, It is very heart warming to read these blogs. It is encouraging to read that each one of you has stepped out of your comfort zone and rallied together for the better good of the community, all while having fun and making new friends. Kudos and congratulations to all of you. We miss you and are eagerly waiting for your return. Yash had an interesting 13th birthday! More details when you are back. With hugs and love, Garima’s family
The most epic thing happened yesterday. So apparently every Monday all the pro mincraft youtubers play minecraft hunger games with each other, they play in teams of two, and killer keemstar is the host. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but team 1 consisted of pewdiepie and James Charles, and it was literally the funniest thing ever. You have to watch either one of their live-streams when you come back. Also kai and I were suppose to hang out yesterday, but of course kai can never get the time right for anything. Also when you come back you have to come over and play with the kittens because they are so playful and cute!
THE KITTENS HATE ME MISA I OFFERED ALL MY LOVE, FOOD, AND SUPPORT BUT THEY JUST KEEP RUNNING AWAY AND HISSING
So in awe of you all and the positive impact you’ve made during your time in DR. Can’t wait to hear more stories and see pictures when you return. Safe travels home!!
Cheers – Allison
Hi Tara and Cynthia,
What a great job you all have done to help the community on your trip. You have put in so much work and hopefully learned a lot about a very different culture. I’m sure that your hosts appreciate your efforts very much. We are so proud of you! It looks like you’re having a great time in all the pictures. Don’t forget to get the contact information for all of your new friends before you leave. I’m sure that many of your fellow glimpsers live in our area. We’re very anxious to hear about all of your adventures and look forward to seeing you both on Thursday! Love, Dad
What a wonderful day! I love looking at all of the joyful faces in these photographs. We can tell that you Glimpsers have formed special bonds. Abby, I can’t wait to see you at SFO. 28 hours, 20 minutes and counting. I’m so excited, I won’t sleep.