, ,

Getting a lot done

Today was the second day of volunteering here in Santa Elena. The temperature got a lot hotter and I tended to sweat a lot more.

This morning I worked on digging trenches, still not as easy as it sounds. Luckily, we were working with older kids this morning and they worked harder than the students yesterday. We ended up getting a lot done.


Working hard!

This afternoon I took a break and looked after my sister (she wasn’t feeling so good). I walked with her to the hotel, afterwards I went out and got crepes for my sister and me.

When I got back to Colegio, it was time for me to teach English. I had such a good time and I met new people (achieving one of my goals). I keep forgetting that these kids know almost no English, it makes it very difficult for communication.


Madeline in conversational English class

All in all, it was a good day, and I’m looking forward to volunteering again tomorrow.

Entry submitted by: Madeline

Message of the Day – Laura: ‘Namaste’ means: “The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means ‘bow me you’ or ‘I bow to you.’”I chose it for the message of the day because it is my favorite word. It inspires our work as volunteers as we bow to the wisdom of the others with whom we are working and those to whom we are in service. From the highest and best in me to the highest and best in you.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply