Our third update of the day is here and our bloggers are Melak and Lily! Today was our last day working on our community project and we began our transition to ecology with a trip to some local caves for canoeing!
Hi, this is Lily writing. Today was the last day with the kids. Everyone was very sad to say goodbye even though we were only with them for three days. The kids that I connected with the best were Edgar, Sebastian, Stephan, and Selangie. I connected with most of the boys at the school, but some of the girls were really close to me too. I had the class standard two, but in the U.S the grade would be 1st grade. We would always play tag and run after each other at recess. When I had to say goodbye today I couldn’t believe I made such good connections and friendships with each of them. Some of us cried, but others just kept on hugging the kids.
We also went canoeing today in a cave. The cave was dark and scary, but we had flashlights. I was in a canoe with Mrs. Dry, Myra, and me. Myra was the one paddling in the back of the canoe. She wasn’t very good at it though. We almost flipped over a couple times. The cave was really pretty and interesting though. We had a really good time today canoeing and being with the kids for the last time.
Give me a M-E-L-A-K, it’s Melak. Today was the last day of visiting the kids form the school. They gave us bracelets that said thank you in colorful words and designs. I did tear up a little. I had so much fun with them for the three days. They brought light to my eyes. I remember when we first came, and how they reacted. They were so excited to spend time with us. All the kids were so nice. After we left the school, we went to eat at Benny’s Kitchen. Next, right after, our guide for the cannoning in the caves rode with u to the site. It was very beautiful. When I got in the boast with Suhasini, it was a little shaky at first. I had brought my Go-pro with me and I looks some awesome pictures and videos. The canoeing as lit and peaceful at the same time. I would do that again. The ride back home was an hour and a half . Well go to go (aka gtg)!