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Immigration Day - SC1B

Immigration Day - SC1B

"We were very proud of our peers, the majority of who opened up and shared details about themselves that put them in a vulnerable situation, not only in front of their peers but strangers from a foreign country. It was an eye opening experience that removed any barriers between us based off of culture, race, or even language. It allowed us to come together on a more basic and human level and see each other for the individuals that we are." ... READ MORE

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Community Action Project Day 1

It’s that time in the trip! Yes that time meaning Community Action Project which means we get to begin building our plan to enlighten a community. This day was the day most of us looked up to since we were so nervous to present our projects and whether the principal would like it, but to actually take part in this project was so... READ MORE

Sunday Funday!

Today was very interesting. We had a lot of ups and downs, literally and figuratively. Ali and I woke up at 6, but everyone else woke up at 6:30. At 7:30, we were on the road to Chimborazo, the highest you can get to the sun on Earth. When I found out that I was going to be leader on this day, I was so freaked out. I didn’t want anyone to... READ MORE

Deconstructing Poverty and Aid & Development

We wanted to start of today’s blog post with a quote. “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of humans beings. Some it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great... READ MORE

Final Reflection

For our last day in Matagalpa, we spent it reflecting on our journey, preparing for our departure, and spending time with our new family. To reflect on our time here, Silvan and Maryuleth gave us many questions to think about. Together we chose the moments and people that would stick with us most and made us change for the better. As a family, we... READ MORE

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