Today we woke up fairly early. Some of us still getting over our jet lag had trouble sleeping. As Audrey pointed out, despite our difficulties, we are all in this together. I think this statement echoes for every aspect of this trip and life itself. From the day I was born my parents strove to teach me that we are all equal. At the end of the day, despite the way we dress, look, speak, and act we are all on race, human. As humans we are all living here on this planet and experiencing it together.
That being said I think it is our duty as capable human beings to reach out and help anyone in need. We learned today that Global Volunteers wishes to do exactly that. During our morning meeting we created a bulletin board with different goals for our team. The first being ‘to experience the culture.’ The second being ‘to leave a mark.’ The third being ‘to grown ourselves by connecting with others.’ We also listed 20 characteristics of an effective team. These included, but were not limited to; flexibility, trust, common goals, patience, being selfless, and understanding.