Sugar Beach Villa
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... However, I think from now on I'll just pay the cooks to wash the clothes, it's too much work!
Today there are over a hundred people at the school! There's a TSI (Teacher Summer Institute) program happening this week where the teachers in the area will get training on how to teach effectively. The presenters are staying here with us so we are at full capacity here! Summer camp started today for the kids, but only 5 kids showed ...
... clean it. One of the men in
that we trained raised his hand and wanted to thank us for this. He was so
sweet and it made us feel like we were really helping! Our home visits start
next week to make sure they are using them correctly.
We also started handing out vitamins yesterday at the orphanage.
The orphanage is a huge building with over 100 children living there. The kids
looked so happy ...
... They have soooo many great choices in movies and TV shows. For instance, FRIENDS, 21 Jump Street, Toy Story 3, Anchorman, and so many more options that we definitely didn't have in the States. I'm beginning to love Haiti more and more.
So far I have read 2 books in a total of 3 days since I've been here. When we are not working, eat, or sleeping we are reading or playing games together. Today we played a game ...
... while Sarah, Gina and I are the public health interns. Our schedule is packed full of nights out and weekend stays at other places in Haiti. During some of these trips we are going to visit other organizations where HAC is involved, such as Soles for Souls, while others are to sight-see and have fun in other parts of Haiti.
As a public health intern we have three main jobs:
1) Hand out water purifiers given to us by ...
... mountains in the background, which I failed to take a picture of, and lots of dirt roads and fields. I am surprised at how green everything is. Before I came here I had heard that because of the earthquake, Haiti did not have much vegetation and was rather bare, but I have yet to see that in the community where I am staying. When we got back we had dinner. It was rice, spinach, beets, and goat. Yes, goat. This was the first time ...