We have been here only for two and a half weeks and we already have done so much! This week we not only started but finished our classes on Microsoft Word. Initially we were concerned about how long it would take for the students to learn these skills considering some were not even familiar with keys on the keyboard. To our surprise, most caught on to the basics like formatting font relatively quickly. To finish off the class we had our students work on their final project which consisted of creating a professional resume. It was truly exciting to see students implement the very skills that you taught them in their own projects.
This past weekend was full of accomplishments for everyone. A Mother’s Wish has a preschool for 3 and 4 year old’s and their graduation was this past Saturday. To commemorate their achievement I embarked on a project of my own designing a mural for the graduates of this year and those to come. This mural of a “unity tree”,while it’s still a work in progress, was revealed at the graduation. The students got to put up leaves with their names on them to symbolically represent the growth of the Lynn Barta Academy community. In other news, the group from the bakery was given the opportunity to cater this event and supplied the graduates and their families with a cup of natural fruit juice and an assortment of pastries. They sold out and even had orders put in for banana bread and cookies. Seeing as mother’s day is coming up here in the Dominican Republic we thought it would be a great idea for the bakery to make a special mother’s day sale in the community.
After the graduation, our Nourish team decided to take a bit of a break through a weekend excursion. We traveled to the beautiful beach of Sosua via guagua (a small and crowded kind of bus) and immersed ourselves in sun and waves. It was a nice way to relax and de-stress so we can return and continue working the way we do.
Until next post!
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