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During our group meetings we have been holding with community leaders and student leaders I've learnt that often our purpose is not about achieving a specific goal but to gain the big picture. Sometimes community development done in the fashion we are doing it can be challenging. We tend to want specifics. We want targets, numbers,results. Many factors can bring ...
... and controlled. I found myself being a bit of a back seat driver, but respectfully silent, while we navigated the streets. Unsure of how we were managing so successfully or calmly, Obed, with a chuckle, shared the words 'smile or stress'? Simple words with profound meaning. Being in a new culture, new environment, new people...all these factors can present their fair share of stress and challenges. Challenges may (WILL!) ...
... A sagging tin roof ran the length of it, as well as a gutter cluttered with garbage on the ground. These aren't your typical tourist vendors selling t-shirts and key chains. This is where the locals come to buy cheap, tax-free food. The first vendor on the left was butchering one of the live chickens he had for sale on a plywood board. He was right in the middle of the chicken coop, in the 30 degree sun, and he ...
... we walked across the street into the barrio and visited the next closest school (5 minute walk). A single brick building with a dirt floor schoolyard, I think everyone was shocked at how quickly the scenery had changed. With classes no larger than 10 students, the teachers and students had clearly established personal relationships, which is not something you see everyday back home. After witnessing this ...
Updates: The only spider sightings have been the spiny orb weavers that live on the bush near our room. My pics of them aren't great, because as it turns out, they are freaky looking but TINY! I need a better camera to capture them in high def. Sadly, there are other creatures around. I do know a few Spanish words, and "la cucaracha" is one of them. Holy giant disgusting creatures, Batman! We had one in our room...the usual screaming ...
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