At First I signed up for global business day because it was the last option on the check list, but then it hit me that this day was meant for my leadership. This day started with me overcoming my first challenge which was waking up early at 6:30am and ready to go since I am usually not on time. This day went on like this, even though I did not have a watch I was able to ask my peers for the time and by doing that I kept them more involved in the plans. After the wake up calls we were able to go to La Familiar for desayuno (breakfast), where they made a marvelous morning feast which included eggs, gallo pinto, bread and orange juice.
Next we went on a field trip to Soppexcca which is a place where coffee and chocolate is produced. There we learned more about fair trade tactics from a Coffee Cooperative standpoint. As a group leader I can definitely agree that each and every student was able to learn more about fair trade and the advantages that came with it. I was mostly surprised about how much corporations like Starbucks make a vast amount of profit only to give their workers about 85 cordobas when they sell their coffee for about 7+ dollars. The most inspiring people I learned about today were the workers who worked hard to produce coffee.
We then went back to the hostel where we did laundry and did some ET prep. Dinner was next and afterwards we went to teach our lessons. We came back to the hostel to have our nightly meeting after English Tutoring. Reflecting on today, I was mostly proud of how we worked as a team. I also learned that I can make a big impact in this world if I just put my mind into it.
Being El Lider Del Dia was fun as I was able to lead my peers and it gave me newfound skills as a leader where I will need it to be the varsity soccer captain at my school this upcoming Fall.