Author Archives: Chex

Project Update # 3

    This last week in communities has been a very special time for volunteers, as they put the finishing touches on community projects and take advantage of every last moment to spend with dear friends and family. The corn … Continue reading

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It’s Date Night

It’s date night for us vol-less Senior Staffers. We had sushi at the trendiest of restaurants tonight, and took in a a movie- Water for Elephants. We needed this after a long day of paperwork, punctuated by Ensas with lime … Continue reading

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Oh, to be on the back of a truck….

There are not really words to describe that feeling, of being on the back of a truck, on really bumpy, really rocky roads, winding through the communities in the mountains outside of Teustepe. The wind rushes past your ears, and … Continue reading

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New Videos!

Vols and youth counterparts talk about their experiences, and lead youth group games! A few moments and thoughts from vols from yesterday, when I did a day of community visits with Regional Director of Plan, Donahi. And lastly, Boom Chicka … Continue reading

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Oops! We Lost The T-Shirt Design!

Oops! We lost the t-shirt design! Imagine this: Tanika, my APD, trying to describe the t-shirt design to me, as I sit in a rocking chair. It’s like when you were a kid and had those team work assignments, where … Continue reading

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The Project Director-Researcher

I don’t know what I thought research was, but I was certainly not thinking it would be this. This is way too familiar to be research- its youth I know and love, vols I can instantly relate to because I … Continue reading

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21 Youth Encuentros, To Date

21 Youth Youth Encuentros, so far 20Pairs of underwear hanging on the line right now 19 passion fruits used to make juice this evening 18 youth counterparts brainstorming final project ideas today 17 times I’ve called Maribel since this morning … Continue reading

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Photos! Check out these links!

Album 1: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.671087538164.2175291.13300411&l=d02df1d1fe Album 2: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.681668788254.2177399.13300411&l=b692bc4965 Album 3: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.694079527034.2179144.13300411&l=cfe17f32f6 ***It’s too hard to upload many pictures to the blog because our internet is 1985-slow. So, please follow these public links to photos I have uploaded to Facebook (one upload is … Continue reading

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Fluffy Pillows, Dogs Who Play Catch, and Homemade Marmalade

Sometimes the life of a Project Director is, well, gritty. I spend my mornings answering the phone, often perched on a stool on our open air porch at a breakfast table that is more frequently covered with stacks of paper … Continue reading

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Video from the Overnight Youth Encuentro!

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