Day 15: Jenessa’s Reflections

Today, both the education and nursing teams had the morning off.  We spent it laying out on the beach, gathering supplies to hand over to Caminante, and hanging out with each other.  In the afternoon the nursing team taught at Caminante, and the education team visited an orphanage.  The orphanage was interesting to explore.  We all split up with different aged kids and worked on different activities; some played volleyball, read a book, jumped rope, or played various games. Kim and I were with a group of 12-15 year girls.  We taught them a few of our dances from home, the Cupid Shuffle and the Cha Cha Slide.  They were quick learners, so we had them teach us a few dances they love.  Beyonce’s Girls (Run the World) was their favorite, and all the girls got together and did a choreographed dance.  We recorded it on our cameras to keep the memory.  

To end the day, all of us girls decide to get dinner together since we only have a few days left.  It’s bittersweet.  The majority of us are ready to get home and see friends and family, but are not yet ready for this amazing adventure to end.  This experience has impacted our lives in ways we didn’t imagine, and we’ve made great friends.  Not only friends here, but also friends with each other.  Coming into this trip I only knew one of the girls, but all of them have become great friends and I love them all.  I couldn’t pick a better group of girls to share this experience! … and the professors aren’t half bad either!

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