Global Glimpse https://globalglimpse.org Open the eyes of tomorrow's leaders. Wed, 23 May 2018 20:45:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 102746240 Welcome to Our Trip to San Juan de la Maguana! https://globalglimpse.org/welcome-to-our-trip-to-san-juan-de-la-maguana/43806 https://globalglimpse.org/welcome-to-our-trip-to-san-juan-de-la-maguana/43806#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 20:45:50 +0000 https://globalglimpse.org/?p=43806 Hello Students and Parents! I am one of your group leaders that will accompany you to the Dominican Republic this summer!  I have taught economics, history and math for over thirty years at John Swett High School in Crockett, California.  I have led five trips to Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Ecuador. I like to run,

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Hello Students and Parents!

I am one of your group leaders that will accompany you to the Dominican Republic this summer!  I have taught economics, history and math for over thirty years at John Swett High School in Crockett, California.  I have led five trips to Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Ecuador. I like to run, cycle, swim and work out at the gym.  I enjoy reading, listening to music and watching international films.  I love to travel, especially to places I haven’t been.

I’m really looking forward to meet you and I hope you’re getting excited about our trip. I will be calling you soon to see if you have any questions about our trip. Please post something about yourself so we can get to know you before we meet you!  Post a picture if you like!

Good luck with your finals and I will be communicating with you again very soon!

Best,

Tony Tuttle

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Adventuring Together https://globalglimpse.org/adventuring-together/43795 https://globalglimpse.org/adventuring-together/43795#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 21:54:54 +0000 https://globalglimpse.org/?p=43795 Hey’all! I’m so ridiculously excited to be able to share this amazing journey with you all, & goodness it’s coming up fast! I have a packing list in my head but haven’t had a moment to do anything with it, I pretty much have my life booked every day from here until August! I will

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Hey’all!

I’m so ridiculously excited to be able to share this amazing journey with you all, & goodness it’s coming up fast!

I have a packing list in my head but haven’t had a moment to do anything with it, I pretty much have my life booked every day from here until August!

I will miss my doggy cuddles most, but I’m getting out of two weeks worth of house-work (so thanks for that!)

I am so excited to meet you all & grow & learn together. Please reach out to me if you have questions, comments, or concerns, I will do whatever I can to help make your trip easier, more comfortable & more fun!

 

-Brittney

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Guaranda, Ecuador, here we come! https://globalglimpse.org/43779-2/43779 https://globalglimpse.org/43779-2/43779#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 17:29:13 +0000 https://globalglimpse.org/?p=43779 Hello Glimpsers! My name is Jonathan Wright, one of your 3 leaders for the June 27 trip to Guaranda, Ecuador! I am a science teacher at a small charter high school called Impact Academy in Hayward, CA.  I’ve been teaching high school science in the Bay Area for 6 years. Outside of being a big

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Hello Glimpsers!

My name is Jonathan Wright, one of your 3 leaders for the June 27 trip to Guaranda, Ecuador! I am a science teacher at a small charter high school called Impact Academy in Hayward, CA.  I’ve been teaching high school science in the Bay Area for 6 years. Outside of being a big science nerd, you can often find me somewhere outdoors, hiking, camping or backpacking.

I’m really looking forward to making a great experience for you all to get to know each other, the people in Guaranda, and most importantly, yourselves!  It’s so important for folks living in the United States to learn more about our place in the world, and I’m excited to learn with you.

You’ll be hearing from one of your 3 leaders soon (me, Denise, or Cara) to check in and make sure you’re set for the trip. In the meantime, I encourage you to:

  1. Your passport is ready to go! Remember you need 2 photocopies.
  2. Login to your Portal account! Check out packing lists, pre-trip info packets, and other useful resources.
  3. If you’re not a native Spanish speaker, brush up on your Spanish skills! (I use the Duolingo app–it’s free and easy to use!)
  4. Learn about Ecuador and Guaranda. Your Portal account has a site-specific info packet on Guaranda with lots of ideas (movies, ted talks, books, etc.). The more you learn ahead of time, the richer your in-country experience will be.
  5. Reach out to any of us with questions and concerns, or comment on this blog!

See you soon! We’ll be on a plane together before you know it!

Jonathan

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Guaranda! https://globalglimpse.org/guaranda/43776 https://globalglimpse.org/guaranda/43776#respond Sat, 19 May 2018 16:45:42 +0000 https://globalglimpse.org/?p=43776 Hello Glimpsers! My name is Audrey Hart and I am the leader for the June 14 trip to Guaranda, Ecuador. I am excited to travel south with you all and learn about you and Ecuador! I grew up in Oregon, went to school in New York and now I am a special education teacher at

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Hello Glimpsers!

My name is Audrey Hart and I am the leader for the June 14 trip to Guaranda, Ecuador. I am excited to travel south with you all and learn about you and Ecuador! I grew up in Oregon, went to school in New York and now I am a special education teacher at Summit Tahoma, a charter school in South San Jose. At school, I also coach soccer and track and am the yearbook adviser! I love to travel, outdoor activities and to bake.

I wanted to lead a GG trip because I went on a similar trip when I was in high school in Oregon. It was an extremely important foundation in my development as a student and a leader. As a teacher now, developing that in more students is my main job! I can’t wait to see the transformation in all of you. I also traveled with Global Glimpse last year to Granada, Nicaragua. It was an amazing experience and I loved seeing a new country through GG.

I will soon be calling you to introduce myself and I will answer any of your questions/concerns but in the meantime, please consult the website and your personal account portal for your packing list, passport information and other details or reach out via this blog!

 

I’ll see you bright and early June 14!

Audrey

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La Nicaragua que conozco https://globalglimpse.org/la-nicaragua-que-conozco/43702 https://globalglimpse.org/la-nicaragua-que-conozco/43702#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 23:06:35 +0000 https://globalglimpse.org/?p=43702 Estimada Comunidad Global Glimpse: Se me ha hecho difícil encontrar las palabras que expresen todo lo que he sentido desde que estallaron las protestas tras el anuncio de la nueva ley de seguridad social (INSS) en Nicaragua el pasado 18 de abril. Es una mezcla de miedo, ira, tristeza e indignación.     Las lecciones

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Estimada Comunidad Global Glimpse:

Se me ha hecho difícil encontrar las palabras que expresen todo lo que he sentido desde que estallaron las protestas tras el anuncio de la nueva ley de seguridad social (INSS) en Nicaragua el pasado 18 de abril. Es una mezcla de miedo, ira, tristeza e indignación.

 

Nicaragua, 2018 © AP, Alfredo Zuniga

 

Las lecciones que aprendí trabajando para construir nuestros primeros programas en Nicaragua sentaron las bases para todo lo que hemos logrado como organización en la última década.

 

Nicaragua, 2016 © Global Glimpse

 

La Nicaragua que conozco es una tierra tan verde que casi duelen los ojos por su resplandor. Es el cálido sol centroamericano, la lluvia torrencial a las 2pm, las tortillas de maíz calientes con cuajada, el olor a fritanga en la calle. Son cálidos abrazos, ojos que realmente quieren verte sin importar quién eres o de dónde vienes. Son generosas tazas compartidas de café y rosquillas casi a cada hora, las ferias de maíz, hípicos, la gigantona y el enano cabezón. Nicaragua es Managua, Estelí, León y Masaya. Nicaragua es Sandino, Rubén Darío, Carlos Fonseca. Nicaragua es corazón y revolución.

 

Nicaragua, 2017 © Global Glimpse

 

La Nicaragua que conozco no está en titulares de primer plano del NY Times o de CNN para anunciar la muerte de más de 60 personas, la mayoría de los cuales eran jóvenes estudiantes. Durante los últimos diez años he trabajado para educar a los jóvenes estadounidenses sobre la historia de la injusticia en Nicaragua y la belleza que se esconde debajo de la superficie.

La Nicaragua que conozco ha sido mal etiquetada y maltratada desde hace mucho, pero la Nicaragua que conozco no es un país fracturado ni violento. Es resistente debido a la adversidad que su gente ha enfrentado. La Nicaragua que conozco está unificada por el amor al país en los ojos de la lucha. Intelectual a pesar de la pobreza. Emprendedor y creativo bajo el peso de la opresión.

 

Nicaragua, 2018 © Reuters, Jose Cabezas

 

La Nicaragua que conozco son organizaciones como Las Hormiguitas en Matagalpa y Barrilete en León que brindan educación y un espacio seguro para los niños que trabajan en las calles. Es el restaurante Café de las Sonrisas de Tío Antonio en Granada, primer café en las Américas dirigido por personas con impedimentos auditivos. Es el negocio de la joyería de semillas creado por las mujeres de El Plomo que les da autonomía y les permite mantener a sus hijos. Y muchos más …

 

Nicaragua, 2013 © Global Glimpse

 

El espíritu de Nicaragua está presente en nuestros programas desde San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago, hasta Ecuador y República Dominicana. Seis de nuestros 25 compañeros de trabajo de tiempo completo son nicaragüenses y desde 2008 hemos enviado a más de 3,000 estudiantes a Nicaragua. Cada grupo aprendió sobre la Revolución Sandinista a través de historias de hombres y mujeres comunes que arriesgaron todo para luchar por su libertad de la dictadura de Somoza, respaldada por el gobierno de E.E.U.U y que gobernó el país durante más de 30 años desde 1933 hasta 1979.

Muchos dicen que la historia se repite ahora a medida que el país se rebela contra las represiones del gobierno. Los nicaragüenses luchan por recuperar las libertades por las que lucharon hace cuatro décadas. Esta vez, como estadounidenses, debemos estar a su lado en esta lucha, no en contra de ellos.

 

Nicaragua, 2017 © Global Glimpse

 

Global Glimpse está comprometido con Nicaragua a largo plazo y nuestros corazones arden con tristeza por los jóvenes que sacrificaron sus vidas luchando por la justicia, los derechos humanos y la democracia en Nicaragua el 19 de abril, y por sus familias y comunidades que nunca serán las mismas. Cómo percibimos y manejamos la situación actual desde el exterior y el mensaje que compartimos con nuestras comunidades en los Estados Unidos tendrá un tremendo impacto social y económico en el país y su gente mucho después de este conflicto. No debemos ser de mentalidad cerrada. Debemos confiar en que los nicaragüenses han superado la injusticia innumerables veces en toda su historia. Debemos entender que la Nicaragua que conocemos es más fuerte hoy y más unida que nunca. El miedo genera una mayor división y nosotros en Global Glimpse trabajamos para construir lazos de unidad entre divisiones internacionales, especialmente cuando estos lazos se encuentran amenazados. Como Global Glimpse, nos comprometemos hoy, a trabajar para mantener estos lazos fuertes.

 

Nicaragua, 2018 © Reuters

 

Si viajaste a Nicaragua con Global Glimpse y la experiencia significó algo para ti, comparte historias o anécdotas de la Nicaragua que conoces con tus amigos, familia, colegas, representantes, o cualquiera, para que escuche sobre la Nicaragua que usted conoce. Póngase en contacto con sus amigos en Nicaragua y ofrece tu apoyo. Necesitan saber de ti, necesitan saber que no los has olvidado, necesitan saber que volverás algún día muy pronto.

 

Aquellos de nosotros que no estamos físicamente presente en Nicaragua debemos brindar un apoyo incondicional y debemos estar dispuestos a darle a la nación el espacio que necesita para evolucionar sin renunciar a su gente ni a su potencial.

Cancelar nuestros programas en Nicaragua este año fue una de las decisiones más difíciles que hemos tenido que tomar como organización. Trabajaremos para apoyar a nuestro equipo en Nicaragua durante el próximo año y esperamos regresar a nuestra querida Nicaragua para ejecutar programas en 2019. Agradecemos a nuestra comunidad de Nicaragua y Estados Unidos por la ola de comprensión y apoyo que hemos recibido durante este momento difícil.

 

Sincerely,

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The Nicaragua I Know https://globalglimpse.org/the-nicaragua-i-know/43679 https://globalglimpse.org/the-nicaragua-i-know/43679#comments Wed, 02 May 2018 21:56:13 +0000 https://globalglimpse.org/?p=43679 Dear Global Glimpse Community, I have struggled to find words to express everything I have felt since protests flared up following the announcement of new social security laws in Nicaragua on April 18th. It’s a mixture of fear, anger, sadness, and outrage.     Global Glimpse would not exist without Nicaragua. The lessons I learned

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Dear Global Glimpse Community,

I have struggled to find words to express everything I have felt since protests flared up following the announcement of new social security laws in Nicaragua on April 18th. It’s a mixture of fear, anger, sadness, and outrage.

 

Thousands of people congregate outside Managua’s Cathedral during a massive march called by the Catholic Church as a day of prayer on April 28, 2018. These are the largest protests Nicaragua has seen in at least 40 years. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)

 

Global Glimpse would not exist without Nicaragua. The lessons I learned working to build our first programs there laid the foundation for everything that we have accomplished as an organization over the past decade.

 

Nicaragua, 2016 © Global Glimpse

 

The Nicaragua I know is a land so green it almost hurts your eyes. It is the hot Central American sun, torrential rain at 2pm, warm corn tortillas with cuajada, the smell of fritanga on the street. It is warm embraces, eyes that truly want to see you no matter who you are or where you come from. It is generous shared cups of coffee and rosquillas almost every hour, el festival de maiz, hipicos, la gigantona y el enano cabezon. Nicaragua is Managua, Esteli, Leon, and Masaya. Nicaragua is Sandino, Ruben Dario, Carlos Fonseca. Nicaragua is heart & revolution.

 

Nicaragua, 2017 © Global Glimpse

 

The Nicaragua I know is not a headline in the news on the New York Times homepage or CNN. The Nicaragua I know is not 60+ people dead, the majority of whom were students close in age to the students we serve. For the past 10 years I have worked to educate young Americans about the history of injustice in Nicaragua and the beauty that lies beneath the surface.

The Nicaragua I know has been mistreated, mislabeled, and abused for as long as anyone can remember, but the Nicaragua I know is not a fractured or violent country. It is resilient because of the adversity that its people have faced. The Nicaragua I know is unified by a love for the country in the eye of struggle. Intellectual in spite of poverty. Entrepreneurial and creative under the weight of oppression.

 

Nicaraguans take part in a protest march to demand an end to violence at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua on April 28, 2018. (REUTERS /Jose Cabezas)

 

The Nicaragua I know is organizations like Las Hormiguitas in Matagalpa and Barilette in Leon that provide education and a safe space for children working in the streets. It is Tio Antonio’s Cafe de las Sonrisas in Granada, the first café in the Americas to be run entirely by people with hearing impairments. It is the seed jewelry business created by the women of El Plomo that gives them autonomy and allows them to support their children. And so many more…

 

Nicaragua, 2013 © Global Glimpse

 

The spirit of Nicaragua has permeated our programming across the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. Six of our 25 full time team members are Nicaraguan and since 2008 we have sent over 3,000 students to Nicaragua. Each group has learned about the Sandinista Revolution through the stories of ordinary men and women who risked everything to fight for their freedom from the Somoza dictatorship, which was backed by the U.S government and ruled the country for over 30 years from 1933 until 1979.

Many say history is repeating itself. Nicaraguans are struggling to regain the freedoms they fought for four decades ago. This time we as Americans must stand beside them in this struggle, not against them.

 

Nicaragua, 2017 © Global Glimpse

 

Global Glimpse is committed to Nicaragua over the long haul and our hearts break for the young people who sacrificed their lives fighting for justice, human rights, and democracy in Nicaragua on April 19th and the families and communities that they came from that will never be the same. How we perceive the current situation from abroad and the message we share with our communities in the United States will have a tremendous social and economic impact on the country and its people long after this conflict. We must not be narrow-minded. We must trust that Nicaraguans have overcome injustice countless times before. We must understand that the Nicaragua we know is stronger today and more united than ever before. Fear breeds greater division and just as we commit to building bridges across international divides through our work at Global Glimpse, we also commit to keeping these bridges strong when they are most threatened.

 

© Reuters 2018

 

If you traveled to Nicaragua with Global Glimpse and the experience meant something to you, please share the Nicaragua you know. Please tell your friends, your family, your colleagues, your representatives, anyone who will listen about the Nicaragua that you know. Reach out to your friends in Nicaragua and offer your support. They need to hear from you, they need to know that you have not forgotten them, they need to hear that you will come back one day very soon. That you too are scared, but you aren’t going to leave them.

 

Those of us who are not on the ground in Nicaragua must provide unwavering support and we must be willing to give the nation the room it needs to evolve without giving up on its people or its potential.

Canceling our programs to Nicaragua this year was one of the most difficult decisions we have ever had to make as an organization. We will work to support our team in Nicaragua over the next year and look forward to returning to our beloved Nicaragua to run programs in 2019. We thank our community in Nicaragua and the United States for the wave of understanding and support that we have received during this difficult time.

 

If you would like to learn more about the current uprising in Nicaragua I have included a number of articles below.

Sincerely,

Wall Street Journal

USA Today

New York Times

New York Times

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Final Post from Mama Jillian https://globalglimpse.org/final-post-from-mama-jillian/43052 https://globalglimpse.org/final-post-from-mama-jillian/43052#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:10 +0000 http://globalglimpse.org/?p=43052 Good Morning or Good Afternoon- As I sit in my apartment, coffee in hand, a bit sleepy from our two-week extravaganza and clean from a HOT shower I can’t help but miss the sound of students laughing, singing, and doing a count off (ELEVEN)! I want to give a huge thank you to you the

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Good Morning or Good Afternoon-

As I sit in my apartment, coffee in hand, a bit sleepy from our two-week extravaganza and clean from a HOT shower I can’t help but miss the sound of students laughing, singing, and doing a count off (ELEVEN)! I want to give a huge thank you to you the parents, the students, Diego and Evelyn, Global Glimpse and Ecuador for allowing me to experience a trip of a lifetime! Twenty-Six strangers embarked on a journey, together we laughed, danced, cried, spoke Spanish and got out of our comfort zone. I want to address the parents for a moment and let you know that each of you has a done an amazing job with your kids. The students were kind, open to trying new things, educated, and talented young adults that will go very far in their futures. Every night we would have a nightly meeting and give some shout outs to each other for the day we had, share stories, and have deep conversations. I have to say that those are the moments I am going to miss the most from this trip, I had learned a ton from them and they helped me grow as a person and educator. Emily and I were truly blessed with each of you, and as a group, we were the best! During the trip many of you guys referred to me as “mom” at first I joked and said “I am not old!” however, after reading the big love shout out and hearing you call me that because I was comforting, sweet, and looked out for you I want to say thank you! That was a huge compliment and I am glad that I could make you feel at home in a far away place. I want you guys to know that although we are no longer on the trip please feel free to call, text, email, or reach out. I really loved speaking to all of you throughout this trip and can’t wait to hear all that you accomplish in your final year of high school. As you guys know I was nervous about coming on a trip with “Scary older high schoolers” but, I couldn’t have asked for a better group and maybe one day I would even move on up and teach your ages. I want you all to remember the experience you had in Ecuador, the memories we shared, how we became a family, and how fortunate you are for both going on this trip and for everything you have in life. At times in life take a pause and remember what it was like working as a local, taking a cold shower, working on the streets shining shoes or selling ice cream, and the kindness and empathy you shared with each other.

Finally, as the quote on the back of our shirts said… “It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.”
We could not have picked a better quote, to sum up our trip than this! Personally, I have changed because of our experience and hanging with you guys for two weeks was one of the best parts of this journey. Ecuador and you guys have forever changed me!! Love you!!

GLOBAL….(GLIMPSE) FINAL COUNTDOWN….

Here is a link for pictures I will continue to add videos throughout the next week or so (Hopefully I can figure out how)

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Final Day! https://globalglimpse.org/final-day-3/43050 https://globalglimpse.org/final-day-3/43050#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:04:30 +0000 http://globalglimpse.org/?p=43050 Here comes that time to say goodbye to Ecuador. As the leader of the day, I woke up at 5 in the morning in order to ensure I was ready to wake up all my friends up. It was an adventure trying to wake everyone up especially since it was so early in the morning.

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Here comes that time to say goodbye to Ecuador. As the leader of the day, I woke up at 5 in the morning in order to ensure I was ready to wake up all my friends up. It was an adventure trying to wake everyone up especially since it was so early in the morning. Never the less, we were all at the meeting spot with our suitcases at 6:20 ready to head to the city of Quito. The bus ride to Quito was about 5 hours due to all the traffic we experienced on our way here. During the bus ride, we mostly slept, ate breakfast, and ate snacks. We were all relieved to get out the bus after the 5 hours.

One of the first stops we made in Quito was to the museum of Intinan. There the tour guide taught us a few things about the amazon, the customs of the native people, and most importantly the effects on being on the actually equator line. Our first stop was at the Amazon exhibit in which we were shown a baby spider (which didn’t look like a baby) and a snake that roamed the Amazon. She also demonstrated the shrunken heads of humans and animals that were common back in the day. The method used to shrink the heads was to boil them in water and herbs. Although we may think that this was cruel, the people of the community saw it as an honor to have their head shrunken. After we visited this exhibit, we went to a cave like area that was filled with clay pots and a dead human body. At first we were alarmed that people would just leave a persons body to decay in the open but then we learned that the reason behind this was that people believed in the afterlife. Since they believed in the afterlife, they let their bodies out in the open so that their spirit would come out and continue to live on. Another interesting fact that my group learned was that if the husband of the family died then the wife would be buried alive with the husband in a clay pot. This fact was a bit alarming for all of us. The last and most exciting part of the tour was when we got to step on the equator line. The tour guide showed us several ways in which the equator effected the movement of certain forces. For example, while on the equator line we were able to balance an egg on a nail since all the forces were directed down. In addition, we saw how the path on the water down a drain would change from going straight down to going counter clock wise in a spiral once the drain was moved north towards the U.S. This experience was very rare and something that we would never forget.

We ended our day off by having a program seminar where we discusses our most significant moments, what we learned about ourselves, what we learned about leadership, and who inspired us the most throughout the whole experience. It was agreed upon that we should be more open with new people and that being a good leader requires a person to put themselves in the back sit in order to help others. I personally want to share the person who inspired me the most because he holds a special place in my heart. His name is Danny and he is one of the closest friends I have on this trip. He has gone through some personal things that could have dragged him down in life but he rose up and became the most loving person I know. He brightens up my day and makes me laugh every second of the day. The positive outlook he has in life inspires me to be more positive because I know other people have it worse then me. The friendships we made here were ones that we will never forget. We will all try to keep in touch in some way. I Love You All!

 

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RB1D Return Trip Information https://globalglimpse.org/rb1d-return-trip-information/43039 https://globalglimpse.org/rb1d-return-trip-information/43039#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:22:00 +0000 http://globalglimpse.org/?p=43039 Hello Family and Friends of RB1D Glimpsers, We know you all are excited for your students to return, so here are some reminders about their flight information: The students will be arriving at JFK at 10:00 PM on Thursday 8/17 on Avianca AV 244 into the Terminal 4.   Just a quick reminder it usually takes around

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Hello Family and Friends of RB1D Glimpsers,

We know you all are excited for your students to return, so here are some reminders about their flight information:

The students will be arriving at JFK at 10:00 PM on Thursday 8/17 on Avianca AV 244 into the Terminal 4.   Just a quick reminder it usually takes around half an hour for the students to get off the plane and get their bags.

Feel free to track the flight details at https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AVA244 

Here is their detailed flight information so you can be ready for their arrival at the airport:

AV 8372 17AUG UIOBOG  1055A 1235P
AV 244 17AUG BOGJFK    304P  1000P

Thanks,

The Global Glimpse Staff

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CAP Day 2 https://globalglimpse.org/cap-day-2-39/43028 https://globalglimpse.org/cap-day-2-39/43028#comments Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:29:24 +0000 http://globalglimpse.org/?p=43028 First off, shout out to my mom for helping me get pencil cases for my students, they loved it more than I thought they would. I wouldn’t have been able to give them a gift so simple without her. Big love to her and my sister for being such great people in my life. I’ve

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First off, shout out to my mom for helping me get pencil cases for my students, they loved it more than I thought they would. I wouldn’t have been able to give them a gift so simple without her. Big love to her and my sister for being such great people in my life. I’ve realized so much about family while I’ve been away.

My day started at 6 being woken up by my partner and then ended up waking up my other room mates in the my hostel. Surprisingly, everyone was on time and eating breakfast together. I felt a sort of big responsibility while being a leader in the morning because I was held accountable for waking some people up and was later praised for making sure people were on time. We made our way to the school to continue the CAP project in which I continued to help paint a mural even though I was apart of the signs group. Only two people were needed for the signs but many “hands” were needed for those murals.

Lunch was great, it was fried rice and we fed a dog our left overs. As we got back to work, I tried to motivate one of my peers to do his best for a speech that had to be made to represent Global Glimpse. It was basically the closure of our teaching lessons because it was the last day. Anyway, I tried to motivate him to do his best and make the best out of these next two days left together. We finished the murals, gardens, and signs way before we needed to and I had extra time to play a basketball game with the bros. Afterwards, we headed home for free time in which majority used it to take showers because we were all so dirty. Then, there was English Tutoring. On my way back to the school for the last time, I realized how much I impacted these kids’ lives. Not only me, but everybody, all age groups that were being taught. We can possibly be the result of them getting a job in the future because of the simple fact that they know some English. We didn’t need to teach because it was the last day so they just ate snacks for the first hour and then the second hour was their graduation ceremony. When they left to the bathroom I put the pencil cases on their desks and their faces lit up so much when they got back. They were so thankful. The graduation ceremony lasted longer than we expected but it was amazing seeing my kids graduate. Dinner was at Roma Santa in which we celebrated my room mates birthday and cut her a cake.

We then had pizza for dinner but before that some people had tried maggots because it is known as a traditional dinner. On our bus ride home, we all began to praise my friend who had made his speech to the school. I saw how close we became. After two long, homesick, and exciting weeks, we’ve became a family, the most comfortable I’ve been with a group of people. They’re people I can count on even after this trip. It’s only been two weeks and I found a family in a group of amazing people and I’m so glad I’ve found people as amazing as them.

Yours Truly,

Ivy Ramdat

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