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Travel Blogs from Jacmel
... our lessons were disrupted with the sounds of singing and guitar-playing from the other classroom. At times it was distracting, but I love the sound of students enjoying themselves. One story read:
"Our week was very good because the new teachers came to my country to teach us English. During the week, I liked the way the teachers explained the English. I liked the am happy for the music, dance, and the way the teachers teach. I thank you so much ...
... in the background.
I couldn't really sleep so I got up at 3am, and by 5 I decided to get some work done (graduate student here). I'm sooooo excited to meet the kids in just a few hours! Nervous about not knowing their English levels beforehand; it's really hard to plan a lesson with little knowledge of your students. BUT I'm good at winging it and going with the flow so we'll see!
... was more time for them to work along side their parents to make some money. The common concern at this recent meeting was that money will be tight this year because of paying regular school fees and because so many of these families are farmers who lost so much of their harvest when Isaac hit the island and mudslides and winds caused loss of crops and animals.
Still, the meeting played out with serious concern and interest in the program's continuation ...
... and Jr. and his aunt for
the remainder of my stay.
Jr and I were finally able to share meals together and catch up on life. We can talk forever about relationships, family, history, politics, buddhism and meditation. I found out that he has invested in a moto in Port Au Prince to make some cash. The driver pays him a monthly cut of earnings and he's saving money to go back to school sometime next year he hopes to get more training in ...
not actually living with the family again.
Plus, I had seen from last year that long hours in the clinic each day
don’t leave a lot of time or energy to get out and spend a lot of time with
friends and family in the community.
Still, I needed to be open to whatever this experience might offer me,
even if it was going to be in a more structured environment than I had ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service