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Leadership and Learning: Community Action Project Day 1!

Leadership and Learning: Community Action Project Day 1!

Helloooo!!!!!!!  Aidan and Elizabeth here! The wake-up call today was at 7 am, but we got up at 6:45 am. Actually, Elizabeth got up at 6:00 am. Aidan’s alarm was set for 6:45 pm (Elizabeth had to wake up Aidan) LOL. After organizing the group for breakfast, we left for Martiniano Guerrero Freire School at ... READ MORE

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Greetings from Gracie and Kate! We started our day at the early hour of 6:15. The previous night we settled on wearing our matching green toucan shirts in order to be recognizable throughout the day. By 6:30 am we were ready to get the gang up and moving. Gracie took the casita and had the daunting task of waking up the boys… Meanwhile,... READ MORE

Mount Chimbarazo Day

Amelia here 🙂 Hello to everyone at home! We had a great time today and are excited to be heading back to you all tomorrow. Conditions on Mount Chimborazo were luckily near-PERFECT with sunny skies and gentle winds that gave us a clear view of the summit, and we warmed up beforehand with coffee and tea in the cafeteria. (The tea was an herbal... READ MORE

Day 9 “Free Day”

Today was Day 9 or “Free Day” in Jarabacoa. Today we were able to sleep in, so the wake-up call was at 9 AM, rather than our usual 7 AM – which many people enjoyed. After the wake-up call at 9:30 AM, we had breakfast (mango with pickled onions on top, fried salami, fried cheese, scrambled eggs, arepitas, and lemonade). This meal... READ MORE

CAP Execution Day 2

Hey, it’s Zay.  Hope everyone at home is doing well and not missing us too much lol.  Today my group finished all 3 courts. Yay!!! I am so proud of my group mates along with everyone else’s help making our “used-to-be idea” a reality.  It was really inspiring to see how much work every single person had put into this... READ MORE