This weekend has been very interesting.. We got hints about our site and we worked hard in the gardnen. However, I don't really have any pictures, but when I get into my site in 2 weeks I'm going to take a LOT of pictures to send you because I heard my site is really beautiful. SO, I'm really excited.
Information about my Site-I'll be working with 3 counterparts: A high school, the Municipal Department (Youth Dept.), and a new Tourism Center. The high school wants my to help with art (they want a mural), which is really amazing and at the same time a really big deal because a mural is a huge project where people draw on a large wall...so, I def. need someone with more art skills than I. They also want a basketball team . LOL. Furthermore, they want tutoring in Math and Physics-I really like Math (especially Algebra, so that's great) and they want a choir (SO excited because what they mean by a choir could possibly mean starting out with working on rythmn, which is really cool) and they want me to help with the band (which of course I'm excited about- they only thing is they don't really have trumpets in the band cause they're so expensive). BUT, I can ask for funding for some trumpets from the Municipality Office that I'll be working with.
Then, there's the Municipality Office, which has money right now and they want to start some Youth Groups in the town, which is great! Furthermore, the Tourism Center just started like 2 months ago because the town is SO pretty :) and they want tourists so they've asked me to come in and help them figure out what the town needs. Even though it's not related to youth, they put me there because I have experience in planning/organizing things and I like organizing things! So, I'm really excited. I´M SO EXCITED--2 more weeks before I get to my site. :)
So, about the farming this week...CRAZY! We literally worked hard like farmers making compost and planting all kinds of things-trees, vegetables, fruits, etc. We got so dirty...I took two showers and I got a blister cause we were using machetes, hoes, shovels, etc. and they weren't in the best condition so some of the handles that were wood were rough on the hands. But, it was very informative. We ended up planting avacado, tomatoes, squash, radish, oranges, yuca, etc.
Also, this week is the last week with the school that we´ve been working with in the town nearby. We´re going to have a party to celebrate. We´re inviting all the parents of the students and we´re going to make food and display the art we´ve been working on with the kids the past few weeks and the kids are going to sing Old McDonald and BINGO in English with tambourines that we made together and they´re going to wear their masks that we made together of the animals in the Old McDonald song... I should take a picture!
So, that´s all for now! I hope is well at home-Keep me updated!