“If you want to change the world, BE THE CHANGE.” – Mahatma Gandhi
C1B has dedicated their Community Action Project (CAP) to this quote and today was our final delivery of the CAP.
Today, anxious to complete our CAP, we woke up at 7:30 AM with customized morning wake-ups for the Glimpsers. Breakfast was served at 8:00 AM and we had cereal, fruits, and milk. We headed to Colonial Kennedy at 8:30 AM and as soon as we arrived, we began to work. Our day was separated into 3 main teams: clean up, gardening, and painting. We were working vigorously in order to make sure that we would complete our Community Action Project today.
We ate delicious paella for lunch at 1:00 PM. Dilenia truly blessed all of the Glimpsers, community members, and guests. After lunch, we had a quick energizer where we, the Leaders of the Day, hyped up the whole group to push to finish our project. In the afternoon, we needed to finish painting our mural, chess table, walls and hopscotch game. The Community Action Project was extremely significant to all of us because we wanted to help benefit the community in Colonial Kennedy that we had grown so close to. We finished our CAP project around 4:30 PM.
To wrap up our CAP, we had our final Big Love for the community of Colonia Kennedy. We all appreciated them for letting us work with them and helping us complete the park renovation. It was an extremely emotional goodbye between the community and delegation C1B. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony with Santa, who is the main person in the Colonial Kennedy community board, and the Líderes del Día. Our heart felt goodbyes were cut short by the storm that was heading in. Around 5:00 PM, we arrived back at Dilenia’s to shower and relax after an extremely tough day. We had free time until dinner, which began at 7:00 PM.
To conclude the day, we had our nightly meeting at 8:00 PM, which included a powerful discussion about the significance of what we had done today. To our realizations, this was the second to last torch-passing ceremony that occurred in the nightly meeting and we are extremely grateful for our time here in Constanza. We will bring back commitment, dedication, perseverance, honesty, integrity, and gratitude to our communities back home and we have truly grown as leaders here.
Stay tuned for final reflection day!
P.S. MAMIIIIII it is me mima. Te amo muchoooo. I am going to be heading back home on Monday and I had a great day today. I know you are having difficulties leaving comments but I know you are staying tuned and I love you so much. I am grateful for my experience here in Constanza and the impact I made with my fellow glimpsers. Take care! Tacos?
P.P.S. What uppp Tsai-Krauses! It’s Abi. I can’t wait to see you all again, with a plate of pasta and bolognese sauce waiting for me…? 🙂 I’m so excited to tell you more about my time here, right up until A-che tells me that I’m taking too long. Love you all so much! Hope the house hasn’t been TOO quiet (Dad, it was your job to deal with that so I hope you pulled through). See ya soon!