Hello families and friends,

My name is Anisa Antonio and I had the opportunity of being the leader of the day. It was very nerve racking to lead my peers, but in the end, we all really worked as a team to support each other. Today we woke up at seven am to get ready for breakfast at the one and only, Buffet Esteli. Eating breakfast within literally 15 minutes we came back to the hostel to prepare for our last day working on our Community Action Project (CAP). We headed to La Escuela Santa Cruz, but stopped at a nursery on the way for each of us to pick out  flowers. As we arrived at the school everyone was ready to start working and complete both the garden and the mural. Everyone divided into groups and either began planting or painting or building signs. We worked for three hours straight before having our lunch break. After lunch we finished painting three walls, planting flowers, and posting signs. Finally after three days of straight of non stop work we completed the project. We all felt extremely proud of ourselves. The bus ride back to the hostel was a mix of Beyonce and dancing. Once we arrived at tutoring, all the classes prepared for the talent show. We then traveled to dinner at a supposedly surprise location, PIZZA HUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We were all ecstatic to finally have some greasy, unhealthy and cheese filled food. Then we trekked through all of Esteli to get back to the hostel. The nightly meeting was short, sweet and to the point. So now I am here wishing everyone a blessed night.


Anisa Antonio

PS: Dear Mom,

I wanted to say Happy Birthday beautiful. You’re a true inspiration to me. I appreciate all you have done for me and all you will continue to do for me. You’re the happiest and most outgoing person I’ve ever met. You always look at the bright side and don’t let others affect your happiness. I am so thankful to have you in my life and I’m sorry if I don’t say it enough but, I love you more than anything. I hope you have a great birthday month and continue to stay black and beautiful.